Reproductive conflict between laying workers in the ant Aphaenogaster senilis

Abstract

Since workers of the ant Aphaenogaster senilis can lay male eggs, reproductive conflict may occur between these workers. We examined the occurrence of worker conflicts in groups of workers either with or without the queen. Intranidal aggression was observed in each nest for 10 min each day, and the immatures produced were counted once a week for two months… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10164-008-0145-5

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