Data from: Characterization of recruitment through tandem running in an Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum

Rajbir Kaur, Joby Joseph, Anoop Karunakaran & Sumana Annagiri
Tandem running is a primitive recruitment method employed by many ant genera. This study characterizes this behaviour during the recruitment of colony mates to a new nest in an Indian ant Diacamma indicum. Tandem leaders who have knowledge of the new nest lead a single follower at a time, to the destination by maintaining physical contact. In order to characterize tandem running, we captured and analysed 621 invitations, 217 paths and 226 termination events. Remarkably,...

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