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Volume 2010, Article ID 435838, 4 pages
Research Article

Nest Relocation and Colony Founding in the Australian Desert Ant, Melophorus bagoti Lubbock (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Department of Brain, Behaviour & Evolution, Macquarie University, 209 Culloden Road, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia

Received 14 January 2010; Accepted 27 February 2010

Academic Editor: Lars Chittka

Copyright © 2010 Patrick Schultheiss et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Movie showing different behaviors of Melophorus bagoti during nest relocation and colony founding: Possible trail laying by a worker; a walking replete (honeypot); a queen changing nests; a mating flight; a founding queen being followed by a flying insect; and a queen excavating a new nest.

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