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Stealthy invaders: the biology of Cardiocondyla tramp ants

Heinze, J. and Cremer, S. and Eckl, N. and Schrempf, A. (2006) Stealthy invaders: the biology of Cardiocondyla tramp ants. Insectes Sociaux 53 (1), pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Many invasive ant species, such as the Argentine ant or the red imported fire ant, have huge colonies with thousands of mass-foraging workers, which quickly monopolise resources and therefore represent a considerable threat to the native ant fauna. Cardiocondyla obscurior and several other species of this myrmicine genus have similarly been transferred throughout the tropics by human activities. ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:February 2006
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1007/s00040-005-0847-4DOI
Keywords:Invasive ants; unicoloniality; polygyny; intranidal mating; competition
Subjects:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Ute Lange
Deposited On:06 Jul 2006
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 09:38
Item ID:72
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