ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Do Social Wasps Choose Nesting Strategies Based on Their Brood Rearing Abilities?

Shakarad, M and Gadagkar, R (1997) Do Social Wasps Choose Nesting Strategies Based on Their Brood Rearing Abilities? In: Naturwissenschaften, 84 (2). pp. 79-82.

[img] PDF
Shakarad_and_Gadagkar_1997.pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (72Kb) | Request a copy

Abstract

Primitively eusocial wasp nests may be founded by one or a group of females. The solitary foundress builds a nest, lays eggs, defends her brood from parasites and predators, and forages to feed her growing larvae, all by herself, at least until the eclosion of her first daughter. In multiple-foundress nests, only one individual normally assumes the role of dominant queen or egg layer while the remaining cofoundresses act as subordinate workers, building the nest and foraging for food and building material and laying few or no eggs [1, 2].

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/8736

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item