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No. de sistema: 000060164

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245 0 0 a| Nest site selection during colony relocation in Yucatan Peninsula populations of the ponerine ants Neoponera villosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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520 1 _ a| In the Yucatan Peninsula, the ponerine ant Neoponera villosa nests almost exclusively in tank bromeliads, Aechmea bracteata. In this study, we aimed to determine the factors influencing nest site selection during nest relocation which is regularly promoted by hurricanes in this area. Using ants with and without previous experience of Ae. bracteata, we tested their preference for refuges consisting of Ae. bracteata leaves over two other bromeliads, Ae. bromeliifolia and Ananas comosus. We further evaluated bromeliad-associated traits that could influence nest site selection (form and size). Workers with and without previous contact with Ae. bracteata significantly preferred this species over others, suggesting the existence of an innate attraction to this bromeliad. However, preference was not influenced by previous contact with Ae. bracteata. Workers easily discriminated between shelters of Ae. bracteata and A. comosus, but not those of the closely related Ae. bromeliifolia. In marked contrast, ants discriminated between similar sized Ae. bracteata and Ae. bromeliifolia plants, suggesting that chemical cues and plant structure play an important role. Size was also significant as they selected the largest plant when provided two dissimilar Ae. bracteata plants. Nest site selection by N. villosa workers seems to depend on innate preferences but familiarization with plant stimuli is not excluded.
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650 _ 4 a| Pachycondyla villosa
650 _ 4 a| Hormigas ponerinas
650 _ 4 a| Aechmea bracteata
650 _ 4 a| Bromelia
650 _ 4 a| Preferencias del hospedero
650 _ 4 a| Construcción de nidos
651 _ 4 a| Yucatán (Península) (México)
700 1 _ a| Rocha, Franklin H.
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700 1 _ a| Lachaud, Jean Paul
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700 1 _ a| Hénaut, Yann
c| Dr.
e| autor
700 1 _ a| Pozo, Carmen
c| Doctora
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700 1 _ a| Pérez Lachaud, Gabriela
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g| Volumen 11, número 3, 200 (March 2020), páginas 1-15
x| 2075-4450
856 4 1 u| https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/11/3/200
z| Artículo electrónico
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y| Artículo electrónico
902 _ _ a| GOG / MM
904 _ _ a| Marzo 2020
905 _ _ a| Artecosur
905 _ _ a| Artfrosur
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Nest site selection during colony relocation in Yucatan Peninsula populations of the ponerine ants Neoponera villosa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Rocha, Franklin H. (autor)
Lachaud, Jean Paul (autor)
Hénaut, Yann (autor)
Pozo, Carmen (autora)
Pérez Lachaud, Gabriela (autora)
Nota: Disponible en línea
Acceso en línea sin restricciones
Contenido en: Insects. Volumen 11, número 3, 200 (March 2020), páginas 1-15. ISSN: 2075-4450
No. de sistema: 60164
Tipo: Artículo
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"In the Yucatan Peninsula, the ponerine ant Neoponera villosa nests almost exclusively in tank bromeliads, Aechmea bracteata. In this study, we aimed to determine the factors influencing nest site selection during nest relocation which is regularly promoted by hurricanes in this area. Using ants with and without previous experience of Ae. bracteata, we tested their preference for refuges consisting of Ae. bracteata leaves over two other bromeliads, Ae. bromeliifolia and Ananas comosus. We further evaluated bromeliad-associated traits that could influence nest site selection (form and size). Workers with and without previous contact with Ae. bracteata significantly preferred this species over others, suggesting the existence of an innate attraction to this bromeliad. However, preference was not influenced by previous contact with Ae. bracteata. Workers easily discriminated between shelters of Ae. bracteata and A. comosus, but not those of the closely related Ae. bromeliifolia. In marked contrast, ants discriminated between similar sized Ae. bracteata and Ae. bromeliifolia plants, suggesting that chemical cues and plant structure play an important role. Size was also significant as they selected the largest plant when provided two dissimilar Ae. bracteata plants. Nest site selection by N. villosa workers seems to depend on innate preferences but familiarization with plant stimuli is not excluded."


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