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Springer, A.; Fichtel, C.; Leendertz, F.; Calvignac-Spencer, S.; Mellmann, A.; Nunn, C. L.; Kappeler, P. M.
Publisher
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Proceedings of the International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Warsaw, Poland, 28-31 May 2014, 2014, pp 26
Abstract

Current husbandry and care guidelines for laboratory animals recommend social housing for nonhuman primates and all other social species. However, not all individuals of a social species are compatible, which can lead to psychosocial stress on certain members. Because stress affects immune...

Author(s)
Scott, M. R. van; Reece, S. P.; Olmstead, S.; Wardle, R.; Rosenbaum, M. D.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2013, 52, 2, pp 157-164
Abstract

The organisation of work in social insect colonies is discussed. Aspects considered include: internal factors; external factors; models of task allocation; what determines the task of an individual; and the evolution of task allocation.

Author(s)
Gordon, D. M.
Citation
Nature (London), 1996, 380, 6570, pp 121-124
Abstract

An instance of obligatory social parasitism by Polyrhachis lama, on colonies of Diacamma sp., from Java is described. Reproductive females of both species coexist in nests, in which one gamergate queen of the Diacamma sp. host is always found. Dealate females (gynomorphs) of the parasite species...

Author(s)
Maschwitz, U.; Dorow, W. H. O.; Buschinger, A.; Kalytta, G.
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 2000, 47, 1, pp 27-35
Abstract

Gas chromatography analyses and behavioural assays of individuals collected in pine plantations in Venezuela in 1994 or 1995 showed that Atta laevigata, a highly polymorphic ant species, has a mandibular gland secretion that varies with castes. All castes contained 4-methyl-3-heptanone as the main...

Author(s)
Hernández, J. V.; Cabrera, A.; Jaffe, K.
Citation
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 1999, 25, 11, pp 2433-2444
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Ant [Formicidae] foundress associations are an example of cooperation among non-kin. Across a dozen genera, queens able to found a colony alone often join unrelated queens, thereby enhancing worker production and colony survivorship. The benefits of joining other queens vary with group size and...

Author(s)
Bernasconi, G.; Strassmann, J. E.
Citation
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 1999, 14, 12, pp 477-482
Abstract

A programme of research into phase change in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, is described. The ability to change phase between solitarious and gregarious forms in response to population density is a key feature of locusts and is central to their occasional yet catastrophic impact on...

Author(s)
Simpson, S. J.; McCaffery, A. R.; Hägele, B. F.
Citation
Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1999, 74, 4, pp 461-480
Abstract

The phenomenon of activity cycles in ants, taking into account the spatial structure of colonies was investigated. In this study species, Leptothorax acercorum, there are two spatially segregated groups in the nest. A model that considers the two groups as coupled oscillators which can produce...

Author(s)
Boi, S.; Couzin, I. D.; Buono, N. del; Franks, N. R.; Britton, N. F.
Citation
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 1999, 266, 1417, pp 371-378
Abstract

The repertoires of social lepidopteran larvae are drawn from 4 categories of behaviour centred on shelter building, thermoregulation, colony defence, and trail-based communication. This book chapter provides an overview of these collective patterns of behaviour and assesses the potential role of...

Author(s)
Fitzgerald, T. D.; Costa, J. T.
Publisher
Birkhäuser Verlag AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Information processing in social insects., 1999, pp 379-400
Abstract

The evolution of co-operation in insect societies is discussed with particular reference to kin selection, which also predicts potential kin conflicts (over, for example, caste determination, male parentage, colony sex ratio). It is concluded that understanding how these conflicts are resolved is a ...

Author(s)
Keller, L.; Chapuisat, M.
Citation
BioScience, 1999, 49, 11, pp 899-909

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