Odor-conditioned anemotaxis was exhibited by Argentine ant workers, Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr) to sources of the major trail pheromone component, (Z)-9-hexadecenal (Z9-16: ALD). More ants oriented toward and successfully located point or permeated-field sources of Z9-16: ALD in wind than in still air. Trail pheromone-conditioned anemotaxis may effectively increase the communication distance of the trial beyond that allowed by chemotaxis alone.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata|
|State||Published - Oct 1982|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Insect Science