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Social insect colonies are highly organized systems, where communication among nestmates (i.e., social interactions) has a pivotal function for colonial organization. In order to further the understanding of social organization, the chronobiological system of social insect species, particularly...

Author(s)
Fujioka, H.; Abe, M. S.; Okada, Y.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, 3, pp Article 30
Abstract

Ants may serve as powerful model organisms for uncovering principles of insect biology and social behavior. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative analysis of secondary-school students' perceptions and knowledge of ants. It was part of a longitudinal project based on the concept of...

Author(s)
Sammet, R.; Andres, H.; Dreesmann, D.
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2015, 28, 2, pp 247-261
Abstract

Social insects rely on sophisticated communication channels and on individual decision making to achieve efficient foraging behavior. Through social interactions, individuals can acquire information inadvertently provided by a nestmate such as in trophallaxis. During this mouth-to-mouth food...

Author(s)
Josens, R.; Mattiacci, A.; Lois-Milevicich, J.; Giacometti, A.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2016, 70, 12, pp 2127-2138
Abstract

Parasites can cause extensive damage to animal societies in which many related individuals frequently interact. In response, social animals have evolved diverse individual and collective defences. Here, we measured the expression and efficiency of self-grooming and allo-grooming when workers of the ...

Author(s)
Reber, A.; Purcell, J.; Buechel, S. D.; Buri, P.; Chapuisat, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2011, 24, 5, pp 954-964
Abstract

Inquilines, workerless social parasites, frequently show advanced adaptations to their parasitic life style that indicate a long co-evolutionary history with their host. Ectatomma parasiticum, the first inquiline described in the poneromorph group, usurps established colonies of E. tuberculatum and ...

Author(s)
Hora, R. R.; Blatrix, R.; Fresneau, D.; Fénéron, R.
Publisher
Springer-Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Ethology, 2009, 27, 2, pp 285-288
Abstract

Division of labour is one of the most basic and widely studied aspects of colony behaviour in social insects. Studies of division of labour are concerned with the integration of individual worker behaviour into colony level task organization and with the question of how regulation of division of...

Author(s)
Beshers, S. N.; Fewell, J. H.
Publisher
Annual Reviews Inc, Palo Alto, USA
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 2001, 46, pp 413-440
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

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

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

Male behaviour and regulation of worker mating were observed in Indonesian Pachycondyla sp. The colonies had some mated workers but only one gamergate (mated and egg-laying workers). Males frequently tried to mate with workers in their natal nests irrespective of worker age and dominance rank,...

Author(s)
Ito, F.
Citation
Journal of Insect Behavior, 1999, 12, 2, pp 193-198

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