The foraging ecology of two species of Chihuahuan desert ants:Formica perpilosa andTrachyrmyrmex smithi neomexicanus (Hymenoptera Formicidae)

@article{Schumacher1974TheFE,
  title={The foraging ecology of two species of Chihuahuan desert ants:Formica perpilosa andTrachyrmyrmex smithi neomexicanus (Hymenoptera Formicidae)},
  author={Aileen Schumacher and Walter G. Whitford},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1974},
  volume={21},
  pages={317-330}
}
The foraging ecology of two ant species inhabiting the same area in the Chihuahuan desert was investigated by study of conditions and magnitude of forager activity, estimation of forager population numbers, determination of critical maximum and minimum temperatures, and observation of foraging behavior. The foraging activity ofFormica perpilosa was relatively independent of soil temperature and saturation deficits probably because of their ability to lose water without detriment and the fact… CONTINUE READING

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