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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (10): 1707–1713.
Published: 15 May 2011
...Ayako Wada-Katsumata; Ryohei Yamaoka; Hitoshi Aonuma SUMMARY In ants, including Formica japonica , trophallaxis and grooming are typical social behaviors shared among nestmates. After depriving ants of either food or nestmates and then providing them with either food or nestmates, a behavioral...
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (20): 3221–3227.
Published: 15 October 2009
... for nectar. In this work, we studied whether Camponotus mus ants are able to establish this odour–sucrose association in the social context of trophallaxis and we evaluated this memory in another context previously experienced by the ant, as a nectar source. After a single trophallaxis of a scented solution...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (3): 421–432.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., in addition, is a common feature in honeybees. Upon returning to the nest, successful foragers transfer the content of their crops to food-receivers by means of a common behaviour in social insects called trophallaxis, i.e. the transfer of liquid food by mouth. Martin Lindauer stated that a returned forager...
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (4): 671–680.
Published: 15 February 2005
...Mariana Gil; Rodrigo J. De Marco SUMMARY Early reports indicate that trophallaxis, i.e. the exchange of liquid food by mouth, may allow honeybees to assign nectar odours with predictive values to anticipate biological meaningful reward stimuli. Nevertheless, this type of learning has not been...