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Table 1 Mixed-species colony set ups composed of four different Temnothorax species.

From: Queen pheromones in Temnothorax ants: control or honest signal?

Colony composition Colony name Colonies set up in 2005 Colonies set up in 2006 No. total colonies No. colonies used for the assessment of ovary activation No. colonies used for the assessment of worker male-production
Queen species Worker species       
T. nylanderi (control) T. nylanderi NN NN1 - NN5 NN6 - NN15 15 10 5
T. crassispinus   CN CN1 - CN5 CN6 - CN15 15 10 5
T. unifasciatus   UN UN1 - UN5 UN6 - UN15 15 10 5
T. recedens   RN   RN1 - RN10 10 5 5
no queen   ØN   ØN1 - ØN5 5 5 -
T. crassispinus (control) T. crassispinus CC CC1 - CC5 CC6 - CC15 15 10 5
T. nylanderi   NC NC1-NC5 NC6-NC15 15 10 5
T. unifasciatus   UC UC1 - UN5 UC6 - UN15 15 10 5
T. recedens   RC   RC1 - RC10 10 5 5
no queen   ØC   ØC1 - ØC5 5 5 -
T. unifasciatus (control) T. unifasciatus UU UU1 - UU5 UU6 - UU15 15 10 5
T. nylanderi   NU NU1-NU5 NU6-NU15 15 10 5
T. crassispinus   CU CU1 - CU5 CU6 - CU15 15 10 5
T. recedens   RU   RU1 - RU10 10 5 5
no queen   ØU   ØU1 - ØU5 5 5 -
T. recedens (control) T. recedens RR   RR1 - RR10 10 5 5
T. nylanderi   NR   NR1 - NR5 5 5 -
T. crassispinus   CR   CR1 - CR5 5 5 -
T. unifasciatus   UR   UR1 - UR5 5 5 -
no queen   ØR   ØR1 - ØR5 5 5 -
Total no. of colonies:   45 165 210 145 65
  1. Colonies were set up in the years 2005 and 2006. The number of colonies randomly chosen for the assessment of ovary activation and for the assessment of worker male-production is given. The first letter in colony denominations indicates the species of the queen (Ø for queenless), the second the species of the workers.
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