Behavior of ergatoid males in the ant, Cardiocondyla nuda

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Heinze, Jürgen; Künholz, S.; Schilder, K.; Hölldobler, B.;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Subject: ddc:570 | 590 Tiere (Zoologie) | ddc:590 | 570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms

Ergatoid males of the ant, Cardiocondyla nuda, attack and frequently kill young males during or shortly after eclosion. Smaller colonies therefore contain typically only one adult male, which may inseminate all alate queens which are reared in the colony over a few week... View more
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