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Nest Etiquette—Where Ants Go When Nature Calls

Czaczkes, Tomer J., Heinze, Jürgen and Ruther, Joachim (2015) Nest Etiquette—Where Ants Go When Nature Calls. PLoS ONE 10 (2), pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Sanitary behaviour is an important, but seldom studied, aspect of social living. Social insects have developed several strategies for dealing with waste and faecal matter, including dumping waste outside the nest and forming specialised waste-storage chambers. In some cases waste material and faeces are put to use, either as a construction material or as a long-lasting signal, suggesting that ...

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Item type:Article
Date:18 February 2015
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0118376DOI
Article ID e0118376Other
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31419
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