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Carbon Dioxide, a Releaser for Digging Behavior in Solenopsis Geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

The behavior of ants digging through sand or clay in the direction of trapped nestmates has been described by Belt (1874) and Lafleur (I940). Wilson (1958) showed that in Pogonomyrmex badius (Latreille) this behavior pattern is released by a volatile substance originating from the mandibular glands. Later, McGurk et al. (1966) identified the responsible compound as 4-methyl-3...