Author: Sean O'Kane
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Ants On Pirate Pond

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Wingnut and his Fire-Ant friends fight to overcome the treacherous Slave-Makers of Pirate Pond. Young heroes are quickly cast into a sea of turmoil and must discover a way to find and rescue their Princess from the clutches of the Pirates.

New Scientist

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Just as cuckoos dupe other birds into raising their young, so slave-makers trick
worker ants of other species into looking after the slave-makers' brood. All slave-
making species share a set of traits that together constitute what we call the slave
-maker syndrome. To begin with, they all start their colonies by so-called
nonindependent or parasitic colony foundation. In most ants, young queens start
a colony by going off on their own and raising their first workers alone. Slave-
maker queens ...

Cheats And Deceits

Author: Martin Stevens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Some slavemaker species apparently steal broods from several species in order
that each undertakes different tasks in the nest, just like a division of labour that
often occurs in ant colonies with different castes. Slavemaker workers are often
built for one thing alone: to attack and raid the nests of other ants and steal their
brood. A single colony of slavemakers can capture thousands of broods in a
season. They are remarkable fighting machines, built with an arsenal of

The Earth Dwellers

Author: Erich Hoyt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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In the early 1970s at Harvard, Wilson performed lab experiments to try to
determine what would happen if these "obligate slavemakers" had their slaves
artificially removed. Working with a tiny slavemaker called Leptothorax duloti- cus
, which enslaves the tiny Leptothorax curvispinosus, Wilson first noted that the
slavemakers depended on the slaves for food, which was gathered and
regurgitated by their slaves. Similarly, just as in the amazon ants, the tiny
slavemakers left all the brood ...

Social Insects And The Environment

Author: International Union for the Study of Social Insects. Congress
Publisher: Brill Archive
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The eight most significant differences between parasite and closest free-Hv1ng
relative. enlarged head, while slavemaker workers have enlarged eyes and
shortened antennae. There 1s no obvious difference between different kinds of
parasitic queens + except that slavemaker queens + have large eyes (as + their
workers). The adaptive + significance of small size in queens 1s obvious (no
extra ♢ resources for Independent nest founding) as are the short + antennae In
slavemaker ...

Social Evolution In Ants

Author: Andrew F. G. Bourke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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applied their own sex ratio preferences to the slave-maker brood. Then they
would automatically exhibit a sex ratio close to the slave-maker queen's 1:1
preference, since polygyny makes sex ratios more even (Section 4.7). Trivers and
Hare (1976) suggested that, in their early evolution, slave-maker queens would
manipulate the slave workers to achieve her favored ratio. But the above
argument shows that this manipulation might be minimal. Nonetheless, evidence
exists that the ...

The Behavioural Ecology Of Ants

Author: J.H. Sudd
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Queens of the slave-maker species Harpagoxenus sublaevis, like L. kutteri
queens, have hypertrophied Dufour's glands that produce propaganda
substances which also cause L. acervorum host workers to attack one another (
Allies et al., 1986). However, in this case the H. sublaevis queen is not accepted
by the workers of the host colony she enters. Instead, she deploys her
propaganda substance not as a diversion but in an overt attack which enables
her to demolish or drive off ...

Chemical Ecology Of Insects 2

Author: R.T. Carde
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Kaib et al. (1993) have conducted similar studies with the slave-maker
Harpagoxenus sublaevis and two of its hosts, Leptothorax acervorum and L.
muscorum, and found essentially the same results as Yamoaka (1990). They
found that L. acervorum had 11% n-alkanes, 39% branched hydrocarbons, and
59% alkenes; L. muscorum, in contrast, had 28% n-alkanes, 72% branched
alkanes, and only traces of alkenes. They further found that colonies of either
Leptothorax sp. without the ...

Breakpoint Why The Web Will Implode Search Will Be Obsolete And Everything Else You Need To Know About Technology Is In Your Brain

Author: Jeff Stibel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Slavemakers raid the nests of other ant colonies and steal all their eggs. Those
ants grow up as slaves, and they do pretty much everything for their masters:
groom them, feed them, defend them from bigger insects, you name it. If the
colony moves to a new nest, the slaves will even carry their masters to their new
abode. In ethical terms, stealing babies and making them into slaves is pretty bad
. But murder is even worse. In order to steal the eggs of another colony, the
slavemakers ...