Insectes Sociaux

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 189–193

Diet does not affect intercolonial fighting in Leptothoracine ants

  • T. M. Alloway
  • A. Leighl
  • D. Ryckman
Research Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01240968

Cite this article as:
Alloway, T.M., Leighl, A. & Ryckman, D. Ins. Soc (1991) 38: 189. doi:10.1007/BF01240968

Summary

An experiment examined the effects of diet on brood rearing in colonies ofLeptothorax ambiguus andL. longispinosus and on fighting between colonies of the two species. Colonies fedDrosophila and honey reared more pupae than colonies fed the Bhatkar and Whitcomb (1970) diet. However, diet had no effect on intercolonial fighting.

Key words

Formicidae Leptothorax recognition diet 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Alloway
    • 1
  • A. Leighl
    • 1
  • D. Ryckman
    • 1
  1. 1.Erindale CollegeUniversity of TorontoMississaugaCanada

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