PL EN


Preferencje help
Widoczny [Schowaj] Abstrakt
Liczba wyników
2009 | 69 | 3 |
Tytuł artykułu

The effect of biogenic amines serotonin, dopamine, octopamine and tyramine on aggressive behaviour of workers of the red wood ant Formica polyctena

Warianty tytułu
Języki publikacji
EN
Abstrakty
EN
We investigated the effect of abdominal injections of 4 biogenic amines – serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA), octopamine (OA) and tyramine (TA) – on behaviour of workers of the red wood ant Formica polyctena in 4 types of aggression tests. The ants were observed during a 10 min encounter with a nestmate, a conspecifi c ant from an alien colony, a worker of another ant species (Formica fusca), and a small larva of the house cricket (Acheta domesticus). DA administration had the most important effect on ant aggressive behaviour. DA injections exerted a stimulatory effect on threats directed to F. fusca and to larvae of A. domesticus and on biting behaviour directed to larvae of A. domesticus. TA suppressed the frequency and the duration of biting behaviour directed to these larvae, although that effect was signifi cant only when the effects of TA were compared with those of DA and 5-HT. TA also reduced self-grooming behaviour, but only in tests with alien conspecifi cs. Other effects of biogenic amine administration included a stimulatory effect of OA on other active behaviour displayed by the ants during the tests with A. domesticus, inhibitory effects of 5-HT, OA and TA on allogrooming of a nestmate, and lenghtening of the latency to the fi rst antennal contact with a nestmate observed in TA and 5-HT-treated ants. The most important effects of biogenic amine administration were observed in the case of interactions of the ants with crickets. Support: grant MNiSW N N303 3075 33.
Słowa kluczowe
Wydawca
-
Rocznik
Tom
69
Numer
3
Opis fizyczny
p.300
Twórcy
autor
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
autor
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
  • Department of Animal Physiology and Ecotoxicology, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
autor
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
autor
  • Department of Pharmacology and Physiology of the Nervous System, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
  • Laboratory of Ethology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Bibliografia
Typ dokumentu
Bibliografia
Identyfikatory
Identyfikator YADDA
bwmeta1.element.agro-15c00155-5ec4-4acc-a975-6fec70c4a844
JavaScript jest wyłączony w Twojej przeglądarce internetowej. Włącz go, a następnie odśwież stronę, aby móc w pełni z niej korzystać.