Mandibular Gland Secretions as Alarm Pheromones in Two Species of the Desert Ant Cataglyphis

Abraham Hefetz, Helen A. Lloyd

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Abstract

Mandibular gland secretion of two Cataglyphis species were chemically analyzed by combined gas chromatography mass spectrometry. The exudates produced by C. bombycina consisted of citronellol and geraniol while that of C. nigra contained only geraniol. The reaction of both species to the glandular secretions was alarm and recruitment. While the reaction of C. bombycina was strong, that of C. nigra was relatively mild.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-666
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Volume40
Issue number9-10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1985

Keywords

  • Alarm Pheromones
  • Cataglyphis
  • Mandibular Glands Secretion

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