The reproductive phenology of an Amazonian ant species reflects the seasonal availability of its nest sites

@article{Frederickson2006TheRP,
  title={The reproductive phenology of an Amazonian ant species reflects the seasonal availability of its nest sites},
  author={Megan E Frederickson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={149},
  pages={418-427}
}
In saturated tropical ant assemblages, reproductive success depends on queens locating and competing for scarce nest sites. Little is known about how this process shapes the life histories of tropical ants. Here I investigate the relationship between nest site availability and an important life history trait, reproductive phenology, in the common Amazonian ant species Allomerus octoarticulatus. A. octoarticulatus is a plant-ant that nests in the hollow, swollen stem domatia on Cordia nodosa. I… CONTINUE READING

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