Intercolonial interactions and nestmate discrimination in the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata

M. D. Breed, T. M. Stiller, J. H. Fewell, J. M. Harrison

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Abstract

At La Selva, Costa Rica, workers near colony entrances express discrimination of nestmates from non-nestmates by attacking the latter. Foragers engage in scramble competition with non-nestmates for large ephemeral food resources; agonism may occur secondarily in this context. Nests are significantly overdispersed, but discrete territorial boundaries are apparently not defended. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalBiotropica
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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