Recruitment and food-retrieving behavior in Novomessor (Formicidae, Hymenoptera)

@article{Holldobler2004RecruitmentAF,
  title={Recruitment and food-retrieving behavior in Novomessor (Formicidae, Hymenoptera)},
  author={Bert Hölldobler and R. Chris Stanton and Hubert S. Markl},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={163-181}
}
Summary1Novomessor cockerelli and N. albisetosus have been considered by previous authors to be individual foragers. This investigation, however, has demonstrated that workers of both species employ recruitment techniques when they encounter large prey.2.Novomessor workers usually carry large food items in a cooperative action directly to the nest.3.The chemical communication system employed during foraging was investigated in laboratory and field experiments. Secretions released from the… Expand

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