Active modification of cavity nest-entrances is a common strategy in arboreal ants

Flávio Camarota, Galen V. Priest, Flávio Camarota, Heraldo Vasconcelos, Scott Powell & Robert J. Marquis.
The majority of tropical arboreal ant species nest in tree cavities. These cavities, often produced initially by wood-boring beetles, can be in live or dead wood and represent long-lasting and highly defensible nesting resources. Yet the size of cavity entrances can constrain their use. Active entrance modification may be an effective way to overcome this constraint. Here, we conduct the first systematic study of nest-entrance modification in an arboreal ant community. Using field experiments deployed...
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