Reproductive competition and colony fragmentation in the guest-ant, Formicoxenus provancheri

J. Heinze, T. Gübitz, C. Errard, A. Lenoir, B. Hölldobler

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Abstract

Aggressive reproductive conflicts and dominance interactions among queens are involved in establishing functional monogyny in the ant, Formicoxenus provancheri. Competition among potential reproductives may lead to the founding of new societies by budding or colony fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-816
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Formicidae
  • Formicoxenus
  • budding
  • colony founding
  • dominance
  • reproductive competition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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