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dc.contributor.authorForti, Luiz Carlos [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorCamargo, Roberto S.
dc.contributor.authorFujihara, Ricardo T.
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Juliane F. S.
dc.identifier.citationInsect Science. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 14, n. 5, p. 437-442, 2007.
dc.description.abstractPheidole oxyops builds subterranean nests, with an external architecture that is distinctive and easily recognizable by its wide and specific entrance hole, measuring up to 12.2 cm in diameter, denoting a pitfall-trap. In order to study the nests'internal architecture, seven nests were excavated; four were identified with neutral talc, while the others were cast in cement and then excavated. Measurements were made in order to gain a better understanding of their structures, and a photographic documentation was obtained as well. The excavations revealed that the nests are perpendicular relative to the ground, beginning with a cylindrical channel with a mean length of 13.5 cm, containing irregular formations, and whose diameter becomes progressively narrower until the first chamber is formed. As the channel continues, dish-like chambers appear, interconnected by channels that become progressively narrower and longer, while the chambers are arranged at greater distances from each other as nest depth increases. Both channels and chambers are located on the vertical projection of the entrance hole. Nests may reach a depth of up to 5.09 m, with a number of chambers ranging between 4 and 14.en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofInsect Science
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectnest architecturept
dc.titleThe nest architecture of the ant, Pheidole oxyops Forel, 1908 (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)en
dcterms.rightsHolderBlackwell Publishing
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF)
dc.description.affiliationUNESP, Dept Prod Vegetal, Lab Insetos Sociais Praga, Setor Defesa Fitossanitaria,FCA, BR-18603970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Juiz de Fora, Inst Ciências Biol, Comportamento & Ecol Anim, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP, Dept Prod Vegetal, Lab Insetos Sociais Praga, Setor Defesa Fitossanitaria,FCA, BR-18603970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, Botucatupt
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