Ant Stridulations and Their Synchronization with Abdominal Movement

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Science  31 Mar 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3770, pp. 1687-1689
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3770.1687


Two techniques for accurately correlating movements with vibrations produced by Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis show three characteristics of the stridulations: alternation of mean chirp intensity, higher frequencies during the upstroke, and interruption of chirps into distinct pulses. These pulses are produced by briefly stopping the gaster during a chirp.

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