A trail pheromone component of the ant Mayriella overbecki Viehmeyer (Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

E. Kohl, Berthold Hoelldobler, H. J. Bestmann

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Abstract

The myrmicine ant Mayriella overbecki lays recruitment trails during foraging and nest emigrations. The trail pheromone originates from the poison gland. From ten identified components of the poison gland secretions only methyl 6-methylsalicylate 1 elicited trail following behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalNaturwissenschaften
Volume87
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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methyl 6-methylsalicylate

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  • Ecology

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A trail pheromone component of the ant Mayriella overbecki Viehmeyer (Formicidae : Myrmicinae). / Kohl, E.; Hoelldobler, Berthold; Bestmann, H. J.

In: Naturwissenschaften, Vol. 87, No. 7, 2000, p. 320-322.

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