Comparison of foraging tool use in two species of myrmicine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Gábor Lőrinczi, Gábor Módra, István Maák & Ádám Lőrincz
The tool-using behavior of Aphaenogaster species has been well studied in the past few years, however, our knowledge of other myrmicine ants is rather limited. The aim of the present study was to compare the tool-using behavior of two closely related myrmicine ants with different feeding behaviors: Aphaenogaster subterranea, an omnivorous species, and Messor structor, a mainly granivorous species, which is also known to use tools when feeding on liquids. We tested the hypothesis that...
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