Trail pheromone-conditioned anemotaxis by the argentine ant, Iridomyrmex humilis

S. E. Van Vorhis Key, Thomas Charles Baker

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-237
Number of pages6
JournalEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1982

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Vol. 32, No. 3, 01.10.1982, p. 232-237.

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