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- Ferreira, Dinamarta V.; Cristaldo, Paulo F.; Rocha, Marcos L. C.; Santana, Daniela L.; Santos, Lucineide; Lima, Paulo S. S.; Araújo, Ana P. A.
- Ethology 2018 v.124 no.10 pp. 743-750
- Nasutitermes; aggression; animal behavior; energy costs; odors; social cohesion; social insects; vibration
- ... Social insects have an efficient recognition system that guarantees social cohesion and protection against intruders in their colonies and territories. However, the energy costs in constant conflicts with neighboring colonies could promote a reduction in the fitness of colonies. Here, we evaluated the effect of previous exposure to allocolonial odor and the consumption of similar food resources on ...
- Moran, Ines G.; Doucet, Stéphanie M.; Newman, Amy E. M.; Ryan Norris, D.; Mennill, Daniel J.
- Ethology 2018 v.124 no.10 pp. 724-732
- Passerculus sandwichensis; aggression; animal behavior; breeding; males; models; songbirds; violence
- ... When animals compete over resources such as breeding territories, they often use signals to communicate their aggressive intentions. By studying which signals are associated with aggressive interactions, we gain a deeper appreciation of animal behaviour. We studied aggressive signalling in male Savannah Sparrows, Passerculus sandwichensis, focusing on signals that precede physical attack against t ...