Diet does not affect intercolonial fighting in Leptothoracine ants
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- Alloway, T.M., Leighl, A. & Ryckman, D. Ins. Soc (1991) 38: 189. doi:10.1007/BF01240968
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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.