oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Ponerine Ant Secretions: The mandibular gland secretion of Paltothyreus tarsatus Fabr.
|Article Title||Ponerine Ant Secretions: The mandibular gland secretion of Paltothyreus tarsatus Fabr.|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Entomology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||291 - 298|
|Keyword(s)||Dimethyl disulphide, Dimethyl trisulphide, Mandibular gland and Paltothyreus tarsatus|
The mandibular gland secretion of Paltothyreus tarsatus workers was found to consist of a number of volatile components, two of which were present in large quantities. The two major components were identified as dimethyl disulphide and dimethyl trisulphide. These components were also found in the mandibular glands of males and dealate queens.
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