slave-making ant

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Synonyms for slave-making ant

an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants

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Sex ratio determination and worker reproduction in the slave-making ant Harpagoxenus sublaevis.
Joan Herbers of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, who studies slave-making ants, calls the wasp report "most interesting.
data), through the use of path analysis on eight species of slave-making ants, found that colonies raising sexuals had significantly more parasite workers than colonies that failed to produce sexuals (the analysis controls for the effect of slave number).
Comparative analysis of sex investment ratio in slave-making ants.
The slave-making ants from New York did more damage than their West Virginia counterparts, capturing a greater percentage of each invaded brood and killing more queens.
A specialist in slave-making ants, Joan Herbers of Colorado State University in Fort Collins concurs that the biological costs of slavery remain open for discussion.
A colony of 3,000 slave-making ants may have more than 6,000 slaves.