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Ant-derived formic acid can be toxic for birds

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Bennett, A.T.D., Lloyd, M.H. & Cuthill, I.C. Ant-derived formic acid can be toxic for birds. Chemoecology 7, 189–190 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01266312

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Key words

  • chemical defence
  • toxicity
  • formic acid
  • Formica rufa
  • Sturnus vulgaris