Spatial arrangement and diet overlap between colonies of desert ants

  title={Spatial arrangement and diet overlap between colonies of desert ants},
  author={Randall T. Ryti and Ted J. Case},
The spatial patterns and diets of three desert ant species were examined. The results indicate that food competition may account for the spatial arrangement of these species, and that only intraspecific interactions may be required. Each ant species was significantly overdispersed, and the average intraspecific nearest neighbor distances were greater than the interspecific nearest neighbor distances. A test of pairwise spatial arrangment showed that all three species pairs were aggregated… CONTINUE READING
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