The poison gland of the antMyrmicaria eumenoides and its role in recruitment communication

Abstract

The antMyrmicaria eumenoides is a significant arthropod predator. For rapid attraction of large numbers of nestmates to newly discovered food sources the ants use an efficient recruitment communication system based on the poison gland secretion. Workers exhibit age-based division of labour. Young workers perform brood-care; their poison gland reservoir… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01240580

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