Spatial and temporal variation in pheromone composition of ant foraging trails

@inproceedings{Jackson2007SpatialAT,
  title={Spatial and temporal variation in pheromone composition of ant foraging trails},
  author={Duncan E. Jackson and Steven J. Martin and Francis L. W. Ratnieks and Mike Holcombe},
  year={2007}
}
Many social insects use pheromones to communicate and coordinate their activities. Investigation of intraspecific differences in pheromone use is a new area of social insect research. For example, interindividual variation in alarm pheromone content has been found in physical castes of polymorphic ants. Many ant species use multiple trail pheromones. Here we present novel research into trail pheromone variations between behavioral subcastes of pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis. Monomorium… CONTINUE READING

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