Selective interspecific tolerance in tropical Crematogaster–Camponotus associations

@article{Menzel2008SelectiveIT,
  title={Selective interspecific tolerance in tropical Crematogaster–Camponotus associations},
  author={F. Menzel and K. Linsenmair and N. Bl{\"u}thgen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={837-846}
}
  • F. Menzel, K. Linsenmair, N. Blüthgen
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Associations between ants of the genera Crematogaster and Camponotus are found in many parts of the world. Associated species use common trails (trail sharing) or even share a common nest (parabiosis). In a tropical lowland forest in Malaysian Borneo, we studied intraspecific and interspecific aggression among the parabiotic species Crematogaster modiglianii and Camponotus rufifemur using both field and laboratory assays. Cr. modiglianii tolerated Ca. rufifemur workers from certain foreign… CONTINUE READING
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