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Title: Mandibular gland chemistry of grass-cutting ants: Species, caste, and colony variation
Author(s): Hughes, William O H
Howse, Philip E
Goulson, Dave
Contact Email: dave.goulson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: leaf-cutting ants
alarm
pheromone
caste
colony
Attu bisphaerica
Atta capiguara
mandibular gland
Formicidae
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Hughes WOH, Howse PE & Goulson D (2001) Mandibular gland chemistry of grass- cutting ants: Species, caste, and colony variation, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27 (1), pp. 109-124.
Abstract: The compositions of the alarm pheromones of two species of grass-cutting ant, Atta bisphaerica and A. capiguara, were examined, and caste and colony variations quantified. The pheromones of A. bisphaerica and A. capiguara were remarkably similar and were composed of a complex mixture of volatiles in which 4-methyl-3-heptanone and 2-heptanone were the most abundant compounds. Small but consistent intraspecific differences were found between the worker castes and between individual colonies. The results support the view that alarm pheromones are rarely species specific. The possible importance of intercolony variation is discussed.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7263
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005624101743
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Affiliation: University of Southampton
University of Southampton
Biological and Environmental Sciences

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