Social organization in some primitive Australian ants. I.Nothomyrmecia macrops Clark

  title={Social organization in some primitive Australian ants. I.Nothomyrmecia macrops Clark},
  author={P. Jaisson and D. Fresneau and R. W. Taylor and A. Lenoir},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  • P. Jaisson, D. Fresneau, +1 author A. Lenoir
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • SummaryResults of laboratory-based ethological studies on twoNothomyrmecia macrops colonies with individually marked workers are reported. Interactive behavioural acts constituted less than 1% of all those recorded, revealing a strong tendency by the ants not to engage in social contact. Very few workers performed queen-directed acts. They stayed near the queen, though seldom in direct contact. Division of labour was otherwise barely apparent, except that some individuals showed a propensity to… CONTINUE READING
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