+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Behavioural ecology of mass recruitment in the army ant Neivamyrmex nigrescens

, : Behavioural ecology of mass recruitment in the army ant Neivamyrmex nigrescens. Animal Behaviour, 283: 779-789

The successful rearing of the army ant N. nigrescens in the laboratory has indicated that the pheromone trail deposited by recruiting workers is qualitatively different from the ants' exploratory trail. The recruitment trail alone can initiate as strong a mass recruitment response as can a recruiting worker that physically interacts with nestmates. The rapidity with which workers are aroused is due to secondary recruitment. Army ants are able to assemble a critical striking force before food is located, as a result of mass recruitment to new terrain. In addition to feeding behavior, mass recruitment occurs when army ants emigrate to new nests. In both behavior contexts, primary and secondary recruiters run more rapidly, with exagerrated vertical motor patterns, than exploring ants.


DOI: 10.1016/s0003-3472(80)80138-2

Other references

Kozinets, G.I.; Kotel'nikov, G.I.; Lishmanova, N.G.; Novosad, A.B.; Shirokova, E.V., 1986: Cytophotometry of cytochemical reactions in mature peripheral blood neutrophils of healthy persons. Laboratornoe Delo: 730-732

Weigand, D.A., 1980: Agent Orange and skin rash--a different experience. JAMA 243(14): 1422-1423

Choi, S.J.n; Park,; Chung, S.I.; Jung,, 2000: Plasmid stability in long-term hG-CSF production using L-arabinose promoter system of Escherichia coli. To examine the feasibility of the long-term production of the human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (hG-CSF) using the L-arabinose promoter system of Escherichia coli, flask relay culture and cyclic fed-batch culture were performed. In the f...

Taylor, R.L., 1957: New Things in Three Dimensions. Science 126(3284): 1157-1157

Kolb, F.A.; Zhang, H.; Jaronczyk, K.; Tahbaz, N.; Hobman, T.C.; Filipowicz, W., 2005: Human dicer: purification, properties, and interaction with PAZ PIWI domain proteins. Dicer is a multidomain ribonuclease that processes double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) to 21-nt small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) during RNA interference and excises microRNAs (miRNAs) from precursor hairpins. PAZ and PIWI domain (PPD) proteins, also invo...

Overley, S.C.; Kim, J.S.; Gogel, B.A.; Merrill, R.K.; Hecht, A.C., 2017: Tandem Spinal Stenosis: A Systematic Review. Tandem spinal stenosis refers to spinal canal diameter narrowing in at least 2 distinct regions of the spine, most commonly the lumbar and cervical regions. This entity can be an asymptomatic radiographic finding, or it can present with severe mye...

Mateescu, N., 1961: A and practical method for black currant propagation. Healthy 1-year-old branches were cut from the bases of black currant bushes before the growing period and set in rows in sand. At the end of March they were cut into sections 1.5-2 cm. long, each length having a well developed bud, and planted in...

Weismiller, R.A.; Woodward, M.D.; Hogan, S.I., 1992: Impact of animal agriculture on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay area. An educational programme to aid agricultural producers to manage crop nutrients more efficiently in the title area is described. The aim is to develop and implement nutrient management plans which balance farm profitability and environmental prote...

Campbell, N., 2016: Questionable Scientific Basis for Relaxed Dietary Sodium Recommendations. Canadian Journal of Cardiology: -

Sjostrand, F.S.; Rhodin, J., 1953: The ultrastructure of the proximal convoluted tubules of the mouse kidney as revealed by high resolution electron microscopy. This analysis has been performed on ultrathin sections at a resolution of about 35 A. The mitochondria are lined by a 160 A thick double edged membrane and show a characteristic internal structure represented by 160 A thick double edged membranes...