Author: Sean O'Kane
Publisher: Cambridge House Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781908252081
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Ants On Pirate Pond

Author: Andrew Kerr
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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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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 ...

Social Evolution In Ants

Author: Andrew F. G. Bourke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691044260
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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 ...

Cheats And Deceits

Author: Martin Stevens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191017612
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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 ...

The Behavioural Ecology Of Ants

Author: J.H. Sudd
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400931239
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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., ...

Chemical Ecology Of Insects 2

Author: R.T. Carde
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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(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 ...

Insect Evolutionary Ecology

Author: Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium
Publisher: CABI
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Trivers and Hare (1976) therefore proposed that the slave-maker queen should
control sex allocation because any mechanisms adopted by her to achieve her
optimal sex ratio would be met with indifference by the unrelated slaves and, ...