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Behavioral Plasticity in Ant Queens: Environmental Manipulation Induces

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-300193
Trettin, Jürgen ; Seyferth, Thomas ; Heinze, Jürgen
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 May 2014 12:26


Abstract

The behavioral traits that shape the structure of animal societies vary considerably among species but appear to be less flexible within species or at least within populations. Populations of the ant Leptothorax acervorum differ in how queens interact with other queens. Nestmate queens from extended, homogeneous habitats tolerate each other and contribute quite equally to the offspring of the ...

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