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    1. Abe, T. and Y. Fukumoto (1980). Communication by tandem running during nest moving in Diacamma rugosum (Le Guillou) (Hym. Formicidae, Ponerinae), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Entomology, p. 433.

    2. Abe, T. and K. Uezu (1977). Biology of Diacamma rugosum (le Guillou) in the Ryukyu Island with Special reference to foraging behaviour, Proc. 8th. Intern. Congr. I.U.S.S.I., p. 142-143.

    3. Allard, D., B. Gobin, et al. (2002). "Sperm transfer in the japanese queenless ant Diacamma sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Neth. J. Zool. 52: 77-86.

    4. Billen, J. and C. Peeters (1990). ""Gemmae", a unique exocrine source for social recognition in the Formicidae. [abstract]." Belg. J. Zool. 120(Suppl. 1): 8.

    5. Billen, J. P. J. and C. Peeters (1991). "Fine structure of the gemma gland in the ant Diacamma australe (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)." Belg. J. Zool. 121: 203-210.

    6. Bitsch, J. and C. Peeters (1992 ("1991")). "Moignons alaires et morphologie thoracique chez l'ouvriere de la fourmi Diacamma australe (Fabricius) (Hym. Formicidae Ponerinae)." Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 96: 213-221.
      "" = Vestigial wings and thoracic morphology in the worker of the ant Diacamma australe (Fabricius) (Hym. Formicidae Ponerinae).

    7. Cuvillier-Hot, V., M. Cobb, et al. (2001). "Sex, age and ovarian activity affect cuticular hydrocarbons in Diacamma ceylonense, a queenless ant." J. Insect Physiol. 47: 485-493.
      Diacamma ceylonense . In the queenless ant, Diacamma ceylonense, the cuticular hydrocarbons (C25-C35) of nestmate workers vary in their proportions according to age and fertility. Newly eclosed adults ('callows') initially have the same cuticular profile, but with time this changes to that typical of foragers. In contrast, workers that begin to produce eggs develop a different cuticular profile. Several substances (n-C29 and some methyl C25 and C27) discriminate these different social categories (callows, foragers and egg-layers). In Diacamma ceylonense, inter-colony variation of the cuticular hydrocarbons was much lower than intra-colony variation. We also found qualitative differences between the sexes, with males having a clearly different profile with much more alkanes. We discuss these results in the context of physiological models of the relation between ovarian activity and the synthesis of cuticular hydrocarbons. Variations in cuticular profile are a reliable reflection of ovarian activity, and could be used by ants as a fertility signal.

    8. Dahbi, A. and P. Jaisson (1995). "An analysis of polyethism in the queenless ant Diacamma sp. (Formicidae: Ponerinae)." Sociobiology 26: 69-81.

    9. Doums, C. (1999). "Characterization of microsatellite loci in the queenless Ponerine ant Diacamma cyaneiventre." Mol. Ecol. 8: 1957-1959.

    10. Emery, C. 1897. Revisione del genere Diacamma Mayr. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.)1:147-167.

    11. Fukumoto, Y. and T. Abe (1983). "Social organization of colony movement in the tropical ponerine ant, Diacamma rugosum (Le Guillou)." J. Ethol. 1: 101-108.
      Diacamma rugosum. This work is a part of a study on the social organization of Diacamma rugosum, a large ponerine ant, which lacks a distinctive reproductive queen. This ant forms a small colony and frequently changes its nest site when the environmental conditions become unfavourable. Experiments in the laboratory showed that slight physical disturbance easily caused colony movement. The process of movement consisted of 3 successive phases: a) an exploration period, b) an[sic] movement period and c) a final movement period. The movement was organized by leader ants and 5 to 25% of all workers became leaders. These workers showed both tandem running and carrying behaviour during movement, tandem running being employed to recruit workers, whereas carrying behaviour was strictly limited to carrying eggs, larvae, pupae and males. During movement most of the tandem leader ants are those engaged in outdoor works in daily life. Potential of workers to become tandem leaders was correlated with outside works undertaken in daily life.

    12. Fukumoto, Y., T. Abe, et al. (1989). "A novel form of colony organization in the 'queenless' ant Diacamma rugosum." Physiol. Ecol. Jpn 26: 55-62.

    13. Gopinath, A., R. Gadagkar, et al. (2001). "Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the queenless, ponerine ant Diacamma ceylonense." Mol. Ecol. Notes 1: 126-127.

    14. Gronenberg, W. and C. Peeters (1993). "Central projections of the sensory hairs on the gemma of the ant Diacamma: substrate for behavioural modulation?" Cell Tissue Res. 273: 401-415.

    15. Kikuta, N. and K. Tsuji (1999). "Queen and worker policing in the monogynous and monandrous ant, Diacamma sp." Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 46: 180-189.

    16. Maschwitz, U., W. H. O. Dorow, Buschinger, A., Kalytta, G. (2000). "Social parasitism involving ants of different subfamilies: Polyrhachis lama (Formicinae) an obligatory inquiline of Diacamma sp. (Ponerinae) in Java." Insect. Soc. 47: 27-35.

    17. Maschwitz, U., K. Jessen, et al. (1986). "Tandem recruitment and trail laying in the ponerine ant Diacamma rugosum: signal analysis." Ethology 71: 30-41.
      Diacamma rugosum. During nest emigration, Diacamma rugosum scouts recruit female nestmates to the new nest site by tandm running. Males, brood and prey objects are carried. The tandem leaders stimulate their nestmates to follow them by pushing or, more rarely, pulling them with the mandibles. The signals releasing the following behaviour are mainly chemical. Only 15-30% of motivated followers react positively to an odourless paper or wax dummy. The workers follow cut-off thoraces, legs and gasters plugged at the end or without hind gut and sting apparatus, just as well as a leading ant. The ants even follow a dummy consisting of body parts if they are not in direct mechanical contact with it. The leading effect of the body surface is not reduced by intensive cleaning with water or by extraction in solvents of different polarity. only maceration in potash lye eliminates the leading effectiveness of the cuticula. None of the secretions of the tested abdominal glands release following behavior. Only the hind gut fluid possesses leading signal qualities. No distribution of faeces over the bodies of the leading ants can be observed before or during tandem running. The faecal pheromone responsible for this leading effect does not seep into the superficial layer of a leader dummy made from bee wax but it can be washed off with water. these results show that the actual signal releasing tandem following is an unspecific odour substance of the cuticula surface. The presence of the hind gut fluid is not necessary for the tandem following response. It may be an additional signal. During nest emigration the hind gut fluid is scattered patchily in the form of small droplets by the nest finders on their way to the new nest. No increased deposition of faecal droplets could be observed on the way to repeatedly visited rich food sources. The hind gut fluids serves as a long lasting trail substance and has an exclusively orienting effect. The secretions of the other abdominal glands are not trail pheromones. The nest entrance is marked colony-specifically.

    18. Maschwitz, U., C. Liefke, et Buschinger, A. (2001). "How host and parasite communicate: signal analysis of tandem recruitment between ants of two subfamilies, Diacamma sp. (Ponerinae) and its inquiline Polyrhachis lama (Formicinae)." Sociobiology 37: 65-77.

    19. Masuda, Y. and M. K. (2002). "Synthesis of the four stereoisomers of 3,12-dimethylheptacosane, (Z)-9-pentacosene and (Z)-9-heptacosene, the cuticular hydrocarbons of the ant, Diacamma sp." Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 66: 1032-1038.

    20. Moffett, M. W. (1986). "Evidence of workers serving as queens in the genus Diacamma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Psyche 93: 151-152.

    21. Nakata, K. (1994). The relationship between age structure and productivity in the queenless ponerine Diacamma sp. Les Insectes Sociaux. 12th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Paris, Sorbonne, 21-27 August 1994. A. Lenoir, G. Arnold and M. Lepage. Paris, Universite Paris Nord: 478.

    22. Nakata, K. (1995). "Age polyethism, idiosyncrasy and behavioural flexibility in the queenless ponerine ant, Diacamma sp." J. Ethol. 13: 113-123.

    23. Nakata, K. (1996). "The difference in behavioral flexibility among task behaviors in a ponerine ant, Diacamma sp." Sociobiology 27(2): 119-128.

    24. Nakata, K. (1998). "Absence of sex-differential brood raising by workers in Diacamma sp. from Japan." Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 43: 223-227.

    25. Nakata, K. and K. Tsuji (1996). "The effect of colony size on conflict over male-production between gamerate and dominant workers in the ponerine ant Diacamma sp." Ethol. Ecol. Evol. 8: 147-156.

    26. Nakata, K., K. Tsuji, et al. (1998). "Sexual calling by workers using the metatibial glands in the ant, Diacamma sp., from Japan (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." J. Insect Behav. 11: 869-877.
      Diacamma sp. Diacamma rugosum ... Unmated gamergates, virgin workers which retain their gemmae, perform a sexual calling behavior by standing outside the nest & rubbing th hind tibiae over the surface of the arched gaster. The secretion from the metatibial glands are the most important component in attracting males.]

    27. Peeters, C. and J. P. J. Billen (1991 "1990"). "A novel exocrine gland inside the thoracic appendages ('gemmae') of the queenless ant Diacamma australe." Experientia (Basel) 47: 229-231.

    28. Peeters, C., J. P. J. Billen, et al. (1992). "Alternative dominance mechanisms regulating monogyny in the queenless ant genus Diacamma." Naturwissenschaften 79: 572-573.

    29. Peeters, C. and S. Higashi (1988). Mutilation controls reproduction among the workers of Diacamma australe, a ponerine ant without the queen caste. [Abstract], P. 243 in: XVIII International Congress of Entomology. Vancouver, B. C.; Canada, July 3-9, 1988. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Entomology, Abstract Volume.

    30. Peeters, C. and S. Higashi (1989). "Reproductive dominance controlled by mutilation in the queenless ant Diacamma australe." Naturwissenschaften 76: 177-180.

    31. Peeters, C. and K. Tsuji (1993). "Reproductive conflict among ant workers in Diacamma sp. from Japan- dominance and oviposition in the absence of the gamergate." Insect. Soc. 40: 119-136.

    32. Rastogi, N., P. Nair, et al. (1997). "Foraging strategies in the ants Myrmicaria brunnea and Diacamma ceylonense- some preliminary observations." Entomon. 22: 79-81.

    33. Schoeters, E. and J. P. J. Billen (1992). Morphological and ultrastructural study of the metapleural gland in Diacamma (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Biology and evolution of social insects. J. P. J. Billen. Leuven. ix + 390 p., Leuven University Press: 239-247.

    34. Shattuck, S. O. and N. J. Barnett. 2006. Australian species of the ant genus Diacamma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmec. Nachr. 8: 13-19.

    35. Sommer, K., B. Holldobler B., et al. (1993). "Behavioral and physiological aspects of reproductive control in a Diacamma species from Malaysia (Formicidae, Ponerinae)." Ethology 94: 162-170.

    36. Tsuji, K., K. Egashira, et Holldobler, B. (1999). "Regulation of worker reproduction by direct physical contact in the ant Diacamma sp. from Japan." Anim. Behav. 58: 337-343.

    37. Tsuji, K., C. Peeters, et Holldobler, B. (1998). "Experimental investigation of the mechanism of reproductive differentiation in the queenless ant, Diacamma sp., from Japan." Ethology 104: 633-643.

    38. Uezu, K. (1977). "On the foraging activity of Diacamma rugosus (Le Guillon)." Biol. Mag. Okinawa 15: 5-17.

    39. Veuille, M., A. Brusadelli, et al. (1998). Phylogenetic study of a behavioural trait regulating reproduction in the ponerine ant Diacamma. [Abstract.]. Social insects at the turn of the millenium. Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of IUSSI, Adelaide Australia, 29 December 1998 - 3 January 1999. M. P. Schwarz and K. Hogendoorn. Adelaide. 535 p., XIII Congress of IUSSI: 492.



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