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Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 813–817 | Cite as

A comparative study of colony takeover between queens of facultative and obligatory slave-making ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

  • Howard Topoff
  • Tom Weickert
  • Ellen Zimmerli
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Key words

Polyergus breviceps Formica wheeleri Formica occulta colony takeover aggression social parasites 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Topoff
    • 1
  • Tom Weickert
    • 1
  • Ellen Zimmerli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHunter College of CUNYNew York

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