Recruitment Behavior in the Ant Genus Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

@article{Liefke2004RecruitmentBI,
  title={Recruitment Behavior in the Ant Genus Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)},
  author={C. Liefke and Bert Hoelldobler and Ulrich Maschwitz},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={637-657}
}
We present a detailed behavioral analysis of the signals involved in recruitment of 11 syntopic Polyrhachis species from West Malaysia. We found a considerable variety of recruitment techniques, including “social carrying behavior,” “tandem running,” “group recruitment,” and a technique which we call “leader-independent trail communication.” The latter mode superficially resembles “chemical mass communication” (sensu Wilson, 1962). All these recruitment techniques involve mechanical invitation… CONTINUE READING
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