• Corpus ID: 54854446

Record of a mixed colony of two dacetine species: Strumigenys rotogenys and Pyramica mitis (Myrmicinae) from Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

  title={Record of a mixed colony of two dacetine species: Strumigenys rotogenys and Pyramica mitis (Myrmicinae) from Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia},
  author={Dirk Mezger and Martin Pfeiffer},
  journal={Asian Myrmecology},
Of the large number of tropical ant species, feware known to share their nests with other antspecies (Seifert 2007). Two types of communalnesting exist: compound nests, where two specieslive close together but have separate broodchambers, and mixed colonies, in which the twospecies use a common brood chamber (Wilson1971). Each of these types can be divided intoseveral subtypes according to the relationbetween the ant species involved. Speciesinteractions in compound nests range fromcleptobiosis… 

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  • The American Entomological Institute, Gainesville,
  • 2000

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