Social organization in two primitive attine ants,cyphomyrmex rimosus and myrmicocrypta ednaella, with reference to their fungus substrates and food sources

@article{Murakami2007SocialOI,
  title={Social organization in two primitive attine ants,cyphomyrmex rimosus and myrmicocrypta ednaella, with reference to their fungus substrates and food sources},
  author={Takahiro Murakami and Seigo Higashi},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={17-25}
}
In the Neotropical rainforest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, social organization and behavior were observed in 2 primitive attine ant species,Myrmicocrypta ednaella andCyphomyrmex rimosus. Both species took nutrients from mycelia on fungus (i.e. mycophagy), and from plant nectar and sap which they collected outside the nest (i.e. phytophagy). They also obtained alimentary liquid by soliciting nestmates (i.e. stomodeal trophallaxis). Queens and larvae were wholly mycophagous, while older… CONTINUE READING
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