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Laboratory-based animal rearing is a common tool used to control environmental variation. However, important differences between lab and field environments may affect the biological relevance of results. Moreover, how lab rearing affects social dynamics in groups has received little attention. We...

Author(s)
Jandt, J. M.; Thomson, J. L.; Geffre, A. C.; Toth, A. L.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2015, 26, 5, pp 1274-1284
Abstract

Relatedness is predicted to be a key determinant of cooperative behavior, but kin discrimination within social insect colonies is surprisingly rare. A lack of reliable cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) cues is thought to be responsible, but here we show that in a high-profile paper wasp model, kin...

Author(s)
Leadbeater, E.; Dapporto, L.; Turillazzi, S.; Field, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Behavioral Ecology, 2014, 25, 2, pp 344-351
AbstractFull Text

In the present study, nesting and social behaviour were carried out of Polistes flavus (Cresson) and Apis mellifera (Smith) from district Mansehra. Nest of paper wasps were found among bunches of leaves in the tree with 1-5 flat steps layers containing hundreds of hexagonal cells in one sided...

Author(s)
Muzafar Shah; Khan, M. S.; Rafi, M. A.; Mehmood, S. A.; Muhammad Farooq
Publisher
Shamokal Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Citation
International Journal of Biosciences (IJB), 2013, 3, 2, pp 80-86
Abstract

Deeply conserved molecular mechanisms regulate food-searching behaviour in response to nutritional cues in a wide variety of vertebrates and invertebrates. Studies of the highly eusocial honey bee have shown that nutritional physiology and some conserved nutrient signalling pathways, especially the ...

Author(s)
Daugherty, T. H. F.; Toth, A. L.; Robinson, G. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2011, 20, 24, pp 5337-5347
Abstract

Like avian brood parasites, obligate insect social parasites exploit the parental care of a host species to rear their brood, causing an evident loss of host reproductive success. This fitness cost imposes selective pressure on the host to reduce the parasite effect. A possible outcome of an...

Author(s)
Ortolani, I.; Cervo, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecological Entomology, 2010, 35, 3, pp 352-359
Abstract

Comparative sociogenomics has the potential to provide important insights into how social behaviour evolved. We examined brain gene expression profiles of the primitively eusocial wasp Polistes metricus and compared the results with a growing base of brain gene expression information for the...

Author(s)
Toth, A. L.; Varala, K.; Henshaw, M. T.; Rodriguez-Zas, S. L.; Hudson, M. E.; Robinson, G. E.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2010, 277, 1691, pp 2139-2148
Abstract

In Polistes, nestmate recognition relies on the learning of recognition cues from the nest. When wasps recognize nestmates, they match the template learned with the odour of the encountered wasp. The social wasp Polistes biglumis use the homogeneous odour of their colony to recognize nestmates....

Author(s)
Lorenzi, M. C.; Cometto, I.; Marchisio, G.
Citation
Journal of Insect Behavior, 1999, 12, 2, pp 147-158
Abstract

This review of recognition behaviour in social wasps first considers the recognition of blood relatives and of nestmates. Aspects of nestmate recognition discussed include relevant life history details, sexual hunting recognition and the establishment of recognition. Recognition of specific...

Author(s)
Kumano, N.; Kasuya, E.
Citation
Japanese Journal of Ecology, 1999, 49, 2, pp 183-191
Abstract

Experimental forager removals were performed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, to assess the mechanisms by which P. instabilis colonies regulate their intake of nectar and water. Most foragers gathered nectar, while water was collected by a small number of fixated foragers. Removal of the most...

Author(s)
O'Donnell, S.
Citation
Behaviour, 1998, 135, 2, pp 173-193
Abstract

A major threat to eusocial colonies is predation since these colonies place their entire reproductive investment into a single nest. The vertebrate predator is probably the most destructive type of predator in that it can remove the entire nest and thereby destroy all of the investment made by the...

Author(s)
Judd, T. M.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 1998, 45, 2, pp 197-208

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