publication . Article . 1993

Behavior of ergatoid males in the ant, Cardiocondyla nuda

Heinze, Jürgen; Künholz, S.; Schilder, K.; Hölldobler, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1993 Journal: Insectes Sociaux, volume 40, pages 273-282 (issn: 0020-1812, eissn: 1420-9098, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
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 weeks. In larger colonies, several males may be present, however, fighting among adult males was not observed. We discuss the significance of male fighting behavior in ants.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: behavior and behavior mechanisms
free text keywords: Insect Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Botany, Aculeata, biology.organism_classification, biology, Alate, Cardiocondyla, food.ingredient, food, Cardiocondyla nuda, Ecology, Entomology, Ergatoid, ANT, Hymenoptera, 570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie, ddc:570, 590 Tiere (Zoologie), ddc:590
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publication . Article . 1993

Behavior of ergatoid males in the ant, Cardiocondyla nuda

Heinze, Jürgen; Künholz, S.; Schilder, K.; Hölldobler, B.;