Pheidole worker and larva




Muscedere ML, Johnson N, Gillis B, Kamhi JF, Traniello JFA. 2012. Serotonin modulates worker responsiveness to trail pheromone in the ant Pheidole dentata. J. Comp. Physiol. A 198, 219-227. [link]

Muscedere ML, Traniello JFA. 2012. Division of labor in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole is associated with distinct subcaste- and age-related patterns of worker brain organization. PLoS ONE 7, e31618. [link]

Muscedere ML, Traniello JFA, Gronenberg W. 2011. Coming of age in an ant colony: cephalic muscle development correlates with behavioral maturation in Pheidole dentata. Naturwissenschaften 98, 783-793. [link]

Muscedere ML, Berglund JL, Traniello JFA. 2011. Polymorphism and division of labor during foraging cycles in the leaf-cutting ant Acromyrmex octospinosus (Formicidae; Attini). J. Insect Behav. 24, 94-105. [link]

Mertl AL, Sorenson MD, Traniello JFA. 2010. Community-level interactions and functional ecology of major workers in the hyperdiverse ground-foraging Pheidole (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Amazonian Ecuador. Insect. Soc. 57, 441-452. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2010. Species diversity and distribution patterns of the ants of Amazonian Ecuador. PLoS ONE 5, e13146. [link]

Traniello JFA. 2010. Pheidole: sociobiology of a highly diverse genus. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2 (Ed. by MD Breed & J Moore), pp. 699-706. Oxford: Academic Press. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2009. Diversity of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in primary and secondary forests in Amazonian Ecuador. Myrmecol. News 12, 139-147. [link]

Mertl AL, Ryder Wilkie KT, Traniello JFA. 2009. Impact of flooding on the species richness, density and composition of Amazonian litter-nesting ants. Biotropica 41, 633-641. [link]

Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2009. Behavioral evolution in the major worker subcaste of twig-nesting Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Does morphological specialization influence task plasticity? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63, 1411-1426. [link]

Muscedere, ML, Willey, TA, Traniello, JFA. 2009. Age and task efficiency in the ant Pheidole dentata: young minor workers are not specialist nurses. Anim. Behav. 77, 911-918. [link]

Seid MA, Goode K, Li C., Traniello JFA. 2008. Age- and subcaste-related patterns of serotonergic immunoreactivity in the optic lobes of the ant Pheidole dentata. Devel. Neurobiol. 68, 1325-1333. [link]

Ryder Wilkie KT, Mertl AL, Traniello JFA. 2007. Biodiversity below ground: probing the subterranean ant fauna of Amazonia. Naturwissenschaften 94, 725-731. [link] [instructions for building probes]

Calleri DV, Rosengaus RB, Traniello JFA. 2007. Immunity and reproduction during colony foundation in the dampwood termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis. Physiol. Entomol. 32, 136-142. [link]

Fefferman NH, Traniello JFA, Rosengaus RB, Calleri DV. 2007. Disease prevention and resistance in social insects: modeling the survival consequences of immunity, hygienic behavior and colony organization. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 61, 565-577. [link]

Pie MR, Traniello JFA. 2007. Morphological evolution in a hyperdiverse clade: the ant genus Pheidole. J. Zool. 271, 99-109. [link]

Rosengaus RB, Cornelisse T, Guschanski K, Traniello JFA. 2007. Inducible immune proteins in the dampwood termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Naturwissenschaften 94, 25-33. [link]

Calleri DV, Reid EM, Rosengaus RB, Vargo EL, Traniello JFA. 2006. Inbreeding and disease resistance in a social insect: effects of heterozygosity on immunocompetence in the termite Zootermopsis angusticollis. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 273, 2633-2640. [link]

Seid M, Traniello JFA. 2006. Age-related repertoire expansion and division of labor in Pheidole dentata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): a new perspective on temporal polyethism and behavioral plasticity in ants. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 60, 631-644. [link]

Seid M, Harris K, Traniello JFA. 2005. Age-related changes in the number and structure of synapses in the lip region of the ant Pheidole dentata. J. Comp. Neurol. 488, 269-277. [link]

Seid M, Traniello JFA. 2005. Age-related changes in biogenic amines in individual brains of the ant Pheidole dentata. Naturwissenschaften 92, 198-201. [link]

Thorne BL, Traniello JFA. 2003. Comparative social biology of basal taxa of ants and termites. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 48, 283-306. [link]

Traniello JFA, Rosengaus RB, Savoie K. 2002. The development of immunity in a social insect: evidence for the group facilitation of disease resistance. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 6838-6842. [link]