Sources of nestmate recognition cues in the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

@article{Obin1988SourcesON,
  title={Sources of nestmate recognition cues in the imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)},
  author={Martin S. Obin and Robert K. vander Meer},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={1361-1370}
}
Abstract Aggression bioassays were conducted to investigate nestmate (worker-worker) recognition in monogyne colonies of the imported fire ant. Environmentally correlated cues dominated the recognition cue hierarchy of laboratory and field colonies, anddiet alone significantly modified recognition labels and templates of laboratory-reared workers. ‘Discriminators’ associated with worker genotype also affected recognition, but ‘queen discriminators’ did not significantly affect either labels or… Expand
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