Life expectancy and entropy values for workers of Pachycondyla striata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)
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We investigated the life expectancy and entropy value for workers of the ant Pachycondyla striata. Seven nests were excavated and these colonies were raised in laboratory conditions. The workers have a mean life-span of 74.48 days, these have a high mortality rate in the period of 1 to 85 days with a high entropy value of H = 0.611, confirming the number of deaths in the initial period.
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Da Silva-Melo, Adolfo; Giannotti, Edilberto. Life expectancy and entropy values for workers of Pachycondyla striata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae). Sociobiology, v. 58, n. 1, p. 143-150, 2011. Available at: <http://hdl.handle.net/11449/232015>.