The fungus-growing ants of North America. by William Morton Wheeler

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LC ClassificationsQL568.F7 W53 1973
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Paginationviii, 136 p.
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5435271M
ISBN 100486211649
LC Control Number73083351

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XXIII, published in " "Among the multiudinous acitivites of insects, none are more marvellous than the fungus-growing and fungus-eating habits of the Attine ants.". Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Fungus-Growing Ants of North America by William M.

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Hairs long, erect or reclinate, curved, golden yellow or fulvous, covering the ] Wheeler, Fungus-growing Ants of North America. body and appendages. Pubescence abundant on the body and rather long, of the same color as the hairs; absent on the appendages, with the exception of the antennal funiculi.

"In this enormously useful book, a profound need is met by a profound contribution, the first such comprehensive work in over fifty years. While brief, Ants of North America is the distillation of a vast amount of study and practice.

It is a joy to browse and read, and will have an important impact on the study of ants."―Edward O. Wilson, University Cited by: North American Ants. The North American continent hosts close to 1, ant species.

These ubiquitous insects are diverse in appearance and lifestyle; they can be as small as a pinhead or as large as a paper clip. Their colonies may have only a few individuals, or a million or more.

While people may think of ants as pests. The ants of the North America are relatively well studied in comparison to other regional faunas.

What does this actually mean. While there are more species to be discovered and described, these new species will likely be mostly rarer species and species that are part of some taxonomically difficult species groups.

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Publisher: New York: Published by order of the Trustees, American Museum of Natural History Author: William Morton Wheeler. Genre/Form: Fungus-growing ants: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wheeler, William Morton, Fungus-growing ants of North America. Human agriculture, which arose aro years ago in the Fertile Crescent and China, was anticipated about 50 million years ago by fungus-growing New World ants of the tribe Attini that includes the famous leaf cutters ().Ant agriculture is highly specialized.

The ant farmers grow fungi in their nests, add manure to stimulate fungal growth, eliminate competing Cited by: Fungus-growing ants (subtribe Attina) comprise all the known fungus-growing ant species participating in ant-fungus mutualism.

They are known for cutting grasses and leaves, carrying them to their colonies' nests, and growing fungi on them on which they later feed.

Their farming habits typically have large effects on their surrounding : Insecta. Book review by Brues Fungus Growing Ants of North America, The: Wheeler, William Morton () Dover Publications: English: Natural History: Written for the academic.

Reprinted in Introduction to the Behavior of Ants, An: Sudd, John H. Martin's: English: Natural History: Dealing with the behavior of ants. Reprinted in.

Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically important of insects. This concise, easy-to-use, authoritative identification guide introduces the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the United States and Canada.

It features the first illustrated key to North American ant genera, discusses distribution patterns, explores ant ecology and natural. Some Fungus-Growing Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Northeastern Mexico Article (PDF Available) in Florida Entomologist 93(Dec ) January with 57 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Fungus-growing ants. The fungus growing ants are found throughout Central and South America and the southern states of the USA. They have a mutualistic relationship with a fungus.

The ants gain food from the fungus and the fungus gains a place to live protected by the ants from predators and parasites. decade have made a fresh taxonomic treatment of the North American Trachymyrmex desirable. Detailed accounts of the biology and natural history of the Trachymyrmex species and other fungus-growing ant spe-cies in the United States will be published in a forthcoming book (Mueller & Schultz, in preparation).

Ants of North America book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ants are among the most conspicuous and the most ecologically /5. Ted Schultz, curator of ants with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, holds a lab nest of a lower fungus-growing ant while standing next to a lab nest of higher fungus-growing Author: Brian Handwerk.

Ants of the genus Mycocepurus are among the most easily recognized among the fungus-growing ants of the tribe Attini. They are monomorphic ants, characterized by the numerous spines on most bodily surfaces, including a pair of occipital spines ( by: fungus-growing ant tribe.

The ants are composed of currently 13 recognized genera and over species, although the basic ecology and behavior for many of these species has yet to be studied.

Attine ants occur only in the New World, and are distributed from the northernFile Size: KB. The fungus-growing ants of North America by William Morton Wheeler (Book) 15 editions published between and in English and held.

North American farmers do not have the same concern about trying out foreign plant species, for although attine ants live as far north as Long Island, these species are of a less ambitious variety, and they feed their fungi less desirable goods, like insect feces or dead-leaf material.

The dacetine ant Strumigenys arizonica, an apparent obligate commensal of the fungus-growing ant Trachymyrmex arizonensis in southwestern North America May Insectes Sociaux.

Zombie ants, the ghostly slaves of a mind-controlling fungus seen creeping around places like South America for years, have now been spotted in the United States.

But don’t panic—they’ve. Inside the nest, the ants pack the leaf fragments into a fungus-growing culture -- the ants feed on this fungus, not on the leaf particles themselves. Keeping the fungus farm going requires more specialized behavior and design.

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Brownimecia is an extinct genus of ants, the only genus in the tribe Brownimeciini and subfamily Brownimeciinae of the Formicidae. New!!. Origin of Ant Agriculture. Based on the monophyly of the attine ants, on their exclusively New World distribution, and on their apparent center of diversity in the wet Neotropics, some researchers have speculated that ant agriculture arose a single time in the forests of South America after its isolation from Africa (1 –3, 28 –31).The results of our Bayesian codon-model Cited by: William Morton Wheeler has 97 books on Goodreads with 89 ratings.

William Morton Wheeler’s most popular book is Ants: Their Structure, Development, and B. Author Erin Zimmerman Posted on Decem Decem Categories Animals, Ants, Central America, Mutualisms, Parasites, South America Tags Acromyrmex, Ant, Atta, Attine Ants, Attini, Fungus-growing ants, Leafcutter ant, Social Insects 1 Comment on Hidden Kingdom, Part Two.

North American Ant Genera Ant Genera of North America listed by subfamily. Not all of them have keys yet (made by me). Fungus growing ants typically have sets of spines all over the head and mesosoma where the structures may also act to grow a natural fungicide to maintain their food source from undesirable fungi.

This is my list of the books about ants only, about social insects in general or containing info about ants that are in my possession at this moment.

The Ant Farm and Myrmecology Forum. 1, Login; Join; HOME. The Ant Farm and Myrmecology Forum. Discuss anything related to ants from keeping them as pets to removing them as pests Missing: North America. About 30 million years ago, as the climate in South America cooled and dry habitat became more abundant, ants began to farm outside of a forest environment.

These crops were, at first, similar to. 2) For techniques to catch and keeping Attine Ants you can, eventually, put on your site the article in " Notes from Underground ",Number 8, p. 7. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Types Of Ants: If you're looking for a great eBook on ants at work, ants of north america, carpenter ants, and fire ants then Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. Rice University. (, May 9). Leafcutter ants' success due to more than crop selection: Genetic analysis finds leafcutter ants originated in South America.

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Needham (7 copies).Symbiosis in Attine Fungus-Growing Ants. New World attine leaf-cutter ants live in the tropics, where they carry small leaf fragments back to their nests. The leaves are used as fertilizer to cultivate a fungus, which is their food.

The fungi produce specialized structures that are consumed by the ants.This page was last edited on 15 Julyat Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may using.

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