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Colony-level and season-specific variation in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of individual workers in the ant Formica truncorum

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Oldham,  N. J.
Research Group Mass Spectrometry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Nielson, J., Boomsma, J. J., Oldham, N. J., Petersen, H. C., & Morgan, E. D. (1999). Colony-level and season-specific variation in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of individual workers in the ant Formica truncorum. Insectes Sociaux, 46(1), 58-65. doi:10.1007/s000400050113.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B389-7
Abstract
Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of individual workers of the ant Formica truncorum were measured and found to contain relatively few hydrocarbons. Pentacosane, heptacosane, nonacosane and hentriacontane dominated the mixture, but small amounts of the cor