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Do Atta sexdens rubropilosa workers prepare leaves and bait pellets in similar ways to their symbiotic fungus?
(Sociobiology, 2015-12-01) [Artigo]
Leaf-cutting ants rely on the obligate symbiosis with a fungus, Leucoagaricus gongylophorus, on which they feed. This fungus garden is maintained preferentially with green leaves in combination with other tissues of plant ...
What is the stimulus for the excavation of fungus chamber in leaf-cutting ants?
(Acta Ethologica, 2015-02-01) [Artigo]
This study investigated the stimulus for the excavation of fungus chamber by leaf-cutting ants (Atta sexdens rubropilosa) during nest building. Thus, it was hypothesized that the fungus garden or the brood is a stimulus ...
Comparative study of resistance to heat in two species of leaf-cutting ants
(Insectes Sociaux, 2015-02-01) [Artigo]
Atta laevigata and Atta capiguara are two species of leaf-cutting ants that are found in the pastures of Central Brazil and build huge underground nests linked to the outdoor environment by underground tunnels, which can ...
Phoretic behaviour of attacobius attarum (Roewer, 1935) (Araneae: Corinnidae: Corinninae) dispersion not associated with predation?
(Journal Of Natural History, 2015-07-26) [Artigo]
Attacobius attarum spiders exhibit a phoretic behaviour on the winged sexual of Atta leaf-cutting ants during their mating flight. However, it is unclear if this behaviour is for dispersion or to facilitate the predation ...