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 •  •  •  •  •  Reciprocity
 Iden1fying
cheaters
 Coopera1ve
tasks
 Kin
selec1on
 Caste/reproduc1ve
enforcement
 3
 2/10/14
 Nestmate
recogni1on
 •  Coopera1ve
tasks
 –  Foraging
 –  Brood
care
 •  Colony
defense
 •  Compe11on
for
resources
 Text Mechanisms
of
Nestmate
Recogni1on
 •  Chemical
cues
(mostly
tac1cle)
 –  Cu1cular
hydrocarbons
(CHCs)
 –  Hydrocarbons
 •  Transferred
through
contact
 –  Honey
bees
–
wax
comb
 –  Some
termites
–
trophallaxis
 www.bugguide.net
 Nestmate
Recogni1on
‐
Ants
 •  First
line
colony
defense
 •  “Colony
odor”
‐
unique
CHC
blend
 •  Antenna1on
–
compare
 “self‐smell”
to
“other‐smell”
 h_p://www.antwiki.org
 4
 2/10/14
 Supercolonies‐
Argen1ne
Ants
 (Linepithema
humile)
 •  Invasive
from
S.
America
 •  Breakdown
recogni1on

 Cues
 •  Extremely
aggressive
to...
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