Cookies Policy
X
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Learned Social Attachment To Queens in Leptothorax Ambiguus Emery Ant Workers

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

Price:
$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Behaviour

In the first experiment, field-collected colonies of L. ambiguus Emery discriminated between nestmate queens and queens from other conspecific colonies. In the second experiment, groups of L. ambiguus workers matured from pupae and spent the first 14 days of their adult lives with either an L. ambiguus queen from the workers' parental colony, an L. ambiguus queen from another colony, an L. longispinosus Roger queen, or a Protomognathus americanus (Emery) slavemaker queen. Sixteen worker groups served in each of the four experimental conditions. At the end of the familiarization period, the queens with which the workers had been living were removed and the worker groups were tested by reintroducing the familiar queen and an unfamiliar queen from the workers' parental colony. Workers familiarized with a queen from their own colony did not distinguish her from another queen from the same colony. In the other three conditions, workers bit the familiar queen less and groomed and non-hostilely touched her more than the unfamiliar queen. These results indicate that L. ambiguus workers learn social attachments to queens.

Affiliations: 1: Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 1C6

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Your details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Department:*
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
     
     
     
    Other:
     
    Behaviour — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation