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Habitat structure, dispersal strategies and queen number
in two boreal Leptothorax ants

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-84451
Heinze, Jürgen
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Abstract

In two nearctic ants, Leptothorax canadensis and Leptothorax sp. A, young queens may either found their own nest solitarily after mating or seek adoption into an established colony. Whether a queen disperses or not is associated with genetically determined queen morphology in Leptothorax sp. A. Whereas a majority of winged queens attempt solitary colony founding after mating, most wingless, ...

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