Information on behavior can be found using the following lists.
- Cephalotes varians - Three studies with ethograms Wilson 1976, Cole 1980 and Cole 1983
- Crematogaster ashmeadi - Ethogram Cole 1983
- Xenomyrmex floridanus - Ethogram Cole 1983
- Pseudomyrmex elongatus - Ethogram Cole 1983
Ant colonies appear to serve as a rich target for pathogens: tight knit social groups living in moist environments, with colonies of many species representing groups of highly related individuals.
How ants may deal with what has become know as a social immunity has become an interesting research area. One recent publication tested how colonies of Myrmica rubra responded to dead ants infected with a deadly ant fungal pathogen.
Ant Species Interactions
Models of Ant Behavior
For Antwiki: article in the L.A. Times on robot ants vs. Argentine worker ants: Morin, Monte. (28 March 2013). Do robot ants dream of electric crumbs?. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-ant-robots-20130327,0,4899210.story