Spatial distribution, size and density of nests of Myrmicaria opaciventris Emery (Formicidae, Myrmicinae)

@article{Kenn1999SpatialDS,
  title={Spatial distribution, size and density of nests of Myrmicaria opaciventris Emery (Formicidae, Myrmicinae)},
  author={M. Kenn{\'e} and A. Dejean},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1999},
  volume={46},
  pages={179-185}
}
  • M. Kenné, A. Dejean
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
  • Summary: We recorded over the course of one year the location of nests of Myrmicaria opaciventris on five sites in the region surrounding Yaoundé (Cameroon). On these sites, the colonies are polydomous and polygynous. The size of the largest colony, which was made up of 27 nests, was evaluated at 216,575 ± 24,750 individuals of which 147,230 ± 15,336 were workers. The nests are interconnected by trails that the workers dig during the rainy season. They consist of trenches that are slowly closed… CONTINUE READING
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