Heinze, Jürgen and Künholz, S. and Schilder, K. and Hölldobler, B.
Behavior of ergatoid males in the ant,
Cardiocondyla nuda. Insectes Sociaux 40 (3), pp. 273-282.
Ergatoid males of the ant, Cardiocondyla nuda, attack and frequently kill young males during or shortly after eclosion. Smaller colonies therefore contain typically only one adult male, which may inseminate all alate queens which are reared in the colony over a few weeks. In larger colonies, several males may be present, however, fighting among adult males was not observed. We discuss the significance of male fighting behavior in ants.
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)|
|Keywords:||CARDIOCONDYLA; REPRODUCTIVE COMPETITION; MATING; ERGATOID MALES|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||No|
|Deposited On:||03 Jul 2009 11:29|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:48|