Trail-marking substance of the Texas leaf-cutting ant: source and potency

  • Authors: Moser, John C.; Blum, Murray S.
  • Publication Year: 1963
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Science 140: 1228


The trail-marking substance of Atta texana (Buckley) is formed in the true poison gland and deposited by the sting. This attractant is initially produced by teneral workers. The substance obtained from mature, large workers is the most potent.

  • Citation: Moser, John C.; Blum, Murray S. 1963. Trail-marking substance of the Texas leaf-cutting ant: source and potency. Science 140: 1228
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: April 11, 2019
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