Flight muscle histolysis in Lasius niger queens

Arthur Matte & Johan Billen
T. The foundation of new ant colonies often involves a solitary phase for the newly mated queens. These queens are subject to high food stress during this period that can last several weeks or months until the appearance of the first workers. The food stress is mainly associated with egg laying, larval feeding, and the queens’ own metabolism. The flight muscles of ant queens are histolyzed during early colony foundation, a process that was first...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.