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Superficial chambers from nests of increasing size, shown in side and top views

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posted on 30.12.2011, 23:13 authored by Walter R. Tschinkel

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Taken from "The nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant, "

Journal of Insect Science 2004;4():-.

Published online 2 Jul 2004

PMCID:PMC528881.

Copyright © 2004. Open access; copyright is maintained by the authors.

These “chambers” are probably produced by a modification of the behavioral program producing shafts throughout the deeper portions of the nest. Note the increasingly interconnected and loop-like morphology as the shafts become extended and enlarged.

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