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Age-dependent release of and response to alarm pheromone in a ponerine ant

Pokorny, Tamara ; Sieber, Lisa-Marie ; Hofferberth, John E. ; Bernadou, Abel ; Ruther, Joachim



Abstract

Social insect societies are characterized by division of labour and communication within the colony. The most frequent mode of communication is by chemical signals. In general, pheromones elicit specific responses in the receiver, although reactions may vary depending on the receiving individual's physiological or motivational state. For example, it has been shown that pheromones can elicit ...

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