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Brood-rearing behaviour was compared for 38 colonies of M. rubra drawn from 13 populations representing a range of 6 latitudes: all 6 were represented in eastern Europe (sites in Russia and Ukraine) and 2 in western Europe (Scotland and England, UK). A sample of ants from each colony was used to...

Author(s)
Elmes, G. W.; Wardlaw, J. C.; Nielsen, M. G.; Kipyatkov, V. E.; Lopatina, E. B.; Radchenko, A. G.; Barr, B.
Citation
European Journal of Entomology, 1999, 96, 2, pp 117-124
Abstract

The occurrence of surplus queens in wild colonies of Myrmica rubra was studied in the laboratory at 20°C. Three experiments were conducted: in the first, 3, 6 or 12 queens with 60 workers were given 3 levels of food; in the second, colonies of 32 workers and 32 small overwintered larvae were given...

Author(s)
Elmes, G. W.
Citation
Actes des Colloques Insectes Sociaux, 1988, No. 5, pp 137-144