Ritualized conflict in Odontomachus brunneus and the generation of interaction-based task allocation: a new organizational mechanism in ants.

@article{Powell1999RitualizedCI,
  title={Ritualized conflict in Odontomachus brunneus and the generation of interaction-based task allocation: a new organizational mechanism in ants.},
  author={Powell and Tschinkel},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={965-972}
}
Intracolonial conflict among ant workers can establish a reproductive hierarchy, with top-ranking individuals often securing oviposition opportunities. Here we show that in the ant Odontomachus brunneus, reproduction-based dominance interactions control worker movement and location, and that this, in turn, mechanistically governs task allocation within the colony and establishes a division of labour for nonreproductive tasks. Movement made by a worker towards the brood is mostly preceded by… CONTINUE READING
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