Data from: Onset of fights and mutual assessment in ant founding queens

Kevin Berthelot, Felipe Ramon Portugal & Raphael Jeanson
In animals, the progress and outcomes of contests can be influenced by an individual's own condition, its opponent's condition or a combination of both. The use of chemical information to assess the quality of rivals has been underestimated despite its central role in the regulation of social interactions in many taxa. Here, we studied pairwise contests between founding queens of the ant Lasius niger to investigate whether the decision to engage in agonistic interactions relies...
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