Reproductive conflicts in polyandrous and polygynous ant Formica sanguinea.

Abstract

The occurrence of multiple reproductives within an ant colony changes the balance between indirect fitness benefits and reproductive competition. We test whether the number of matings by an ant queen (polyandry) correlates negatively with the number of reproductive queens in the colony (polygyny), whether the patrilines and matrilines differ in their… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05386.x

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