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Volume 2012, Article ID 426719, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/426719
Research Article

Nest Digging by Leaf-Cutting Ants: Effect of Group Size and Functional Structures

Laboratório de Insetos Sociais-Praga, Departamento de Produção Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas, UNESP, P.O. Box 237, 18603-970 Botucatu, SP, Brazil

Received 27 April 2011; Revised 25 May 2011; Accepted 6 June 2011

Academic Editor: Fernando Fernández

Copyright © 2012 Roberto da Silva Camargo 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.

Citations to this Article [6 citations]

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  • Roberto da Silva Camargo, Juliane Floriano Santos Lopes, and Luiz Carlos Forti, “Workers energy content in leaf-cutting ants, Atta sexdens,” Ciencia Rural, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 1987–1990, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
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