Entomology Bulletin - New Series Volume 120-127

Entomology Bulletin - New Series Volume 120-127

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...was removed and her actions observed. Upon entering the colony she was met by three other workers, all of which placed their mandibles to hers. As she regurgitated the liquid they sipped it up. When one of these workers had received a sufficient quantity she retired and another took her place, as many as four or five workers sometimes feeding at once. The foraging worker in this manner supplied about 15 others with food, after which, her supply being apparently exhausted, she left the group of assembled feeders and went her way, leaving some of them hungry and still unsatisfied. RELATIONS WITH OTHER ARTHROPODA. FORMICID.fi. It may be said in general that the Argentine ant will not tolerate the presence of other species of ants within its domains. There are a few exceptions to this rule. In 1908 Mr. G. A. Runner and the junior author found a small colony of Monomorium minimum Buckley living in the same tree stump with a colony of Argentine ants at Baton Eouge. The Monomorium colony possessed a number of young stages and appeared to be unmolested by the Argentine ants. The following season, however, the Argentine ants were in full possession of the stump, and no trace of Monomorium could be found. During the same summer another small colony of M. minimum was noticed living in a fig tree in territory heavily infested with the Argentine ant. This was also at Baton Rouge. This colony was observed for several weeks, but finally died out; though it could not be determined whether the Argentine ants were responsible for its annihilation. In another case a log was split open, disclosing vigorous colonies of both Iridomyrmex humilis and M. minimum. Whether the ants were occupying the same chambers or whether the nests were in close but disconnected...show more

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  • United States
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