The Chemistry of Exploding Ants, Camponotus SPP. (Cylindricus COMPLEX)

@article{Jones2004TheCO,
  title={The Chemistry of Exploding Ants, Camponotus SPP. (Cylindricus COMPLEX)},
  author={T. Jones and D. Clark and A. Edwards and D. Davidson and T. Spande and R. Snelling},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={1479-1492}
}
  • T. Jones, D. Clark, +3 authors R. Snelling
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • A detailed comparative analysis of the exocrine chemistry of nine Bruneian Camponotus species in the cylindricus complex is reported. Workers of these species are known to have hypertrophied mandibular glands and release their glandular contents suicidally from the head by rupturing the inter- segmental membrane of the gaster. All of the species produce mixtures of polyacetate-derived aromatics, including hydroxyacetophenones, which display pH-dependent color changes, and aliphatic hydrocarbons… CONTINUE READING

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