Table 2

Male production by queens and workers in control and mixed-species colonies composed of different Temnothorax species.

Colony

No. total males produced per colony

No. males Allozyme electromorph

No. males produced by the queen

No. males produced by workers


NN11, NN13, NN14, NN15

none

CN7, CN12

none

CN8

15

15 f

-

15

CN13

3

3 m

3

-


UN7, UN11, UN12, UN14, UN15

none


RN4

3

3

-

RN5

20

11

9

RN6

20

15

5

RN8

5

5

-


CC12, CC13, CC14, CC15

none


NC11, NC12, NC13, NC14, NC15

none


UC7, UC13, UC15

none

UC6

3

1s, 2m

1

2

UC8

1

1m

-

1


RC3

6

6

-

RC4

2

2

-

RC6

1

1

-

RC8

54

1

53*


UU6

1

1

-

UU8

2

2

-

UU9

1

1

-

UU10

5

5

-

UU12

29

29

-


NU10

8

8s

-

8

NU12

74

42s, 19m, 13f

13

61

NU13

37

28s, 3m, 6f

6

31

NU14

13

6s, 7f

7

6

NU15

59

59s

-

59


CU6

8

8s

-

8

CU9

2

2s

-

2

CU12

14

6s, 8m

-

14

CU15

44

26s, 18m

18

26


RU7

31

31

-

RU8

95

27

68

RU9

105

105

-


RR1

27

27

-

RR4

10

10

-

RR5

7

7

-

RR6

8

8

-

RR8

24

24

-


*In colony RC8 the ovaries of the queen were not fully developed.

Numbers of males produced per colony by the queen or by workers are shown, respectively. Colony composition and colony names are explained in Table 1. Explanation of Allozyme electromorphs are given in the text.

Brunner et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-55

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