Friday, November 28, 2003

Highly variable social organisation of colonies in the ant Formica cinerea - Hereditas, Vol 139, Issue 1, pp. 7-12 (Abstract)

Proceedings: Biological Sciences: "Speed versus accuracy in collective decision making (Franks et al.): House-hunting ant colonies (Leptothorax albipennis) choose a new nest more quickly in harsh conditions than in benign ones and are less discriminating. "

Proceedings: Biological Sciences: "The automatic pilot of honeybees"

Thursday, November 27, 2003

ScienceDirect - Applied Entomology and Zoology : Bodyguard effects for aphids of Aphis craccivora Koch (Homoptera: Aphididae) as related to the activity of two ant species, Tetramorium caespitum Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and Lasius nigerL. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

J. Nat. Hist.: "Carton nest building and trophobiont manipulation in the south-east Asian ant Dolichoderus sulcaticeps (Mayr 1870) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)"

Ants of Borneo, Malaysia - a virtual museum of natural history: "THE ANTS OF PORING
KINABALU PARK, BORNEO" by M. Pfeiffer, Univ. Ulm, Germany

Apidologie: "Sperm numbers in drone honeybees (Apis mellifera) depend on body size "

Apidologie: "Suppression of ovarian development of Bombus terrestris workers by B. terrestris queens, Psithyrus vestalis and Psithyrus bohemicus females "

Friday, November 21, 2003

F. R. Adler and D. M. Gordon, Nonoverlapping Foraging Ranges in Ants: "An optimal foraging response to a combination of exploitation and interference competition can largely explain how individual foraging behavior creates the foraging range of a colony in Pogonomyrmex barbatus"

ZSJ : Vol. 20 (2003) , No. 7 pp.919-924: "Leptogenys khammouanensis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). A Possible Troglobitic Species of Laos, with a Discussion on Cave Ants"

Monday, November 17, 2003

PLoS Biology: Journal Club Army Ants Trapped by Their Evolutionary History

Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the ant Plagiolepis pygmaea - Mol Ecol Notes, Vol 3, Issue 4, pp. 575-577 (Abstract)

Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the ponerine ant Ectatomma tuberculatum - Mol Ecol Notes, Vol 3, Issue 4, pp. 635-637 (Abstract)

New microsatellite loci for the socially diverse paper wasp genus Ropalidia - Mol Ecol Notes, Vol 3, Issue 4, pp. 641-643 (Abstract)