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Queens control caste allocation in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior

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Schultner, Eva ; Wallner, Tobias ; Dofka, Benjamin ; Brülhart, Jeanne ; Heinze, Jürgen ; Freitak, Dalial ; Pokorny, Tamara ; Oettler, Jan
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 Feb 2023 05:29


Social insect queens and workers can engage in conflict over reproductive allocation when they have different fitness optima. Here, we show that queens have control over queen-worker caste allocation in the ant Cardiocondyla obscurior, a species in which workers lack reproductive organs. We describe crystalline deposits that distinguish castes from the egg stage onwards, providing the first ...


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