The allometric ant foraging data was collected to test the allometric ant foraging model proposed by Jun et al. (2003). Key variables are the number of foragers in the colony, the time of an average foraging trip for the colony and the average distance a forager travels to collect a seed. Data on Pogonomyrmex rugosus and Pogonomyrmex maricopa were collected at the Sevilleta.
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) Identifier
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Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project
2003-05-16 - 2003-10-13
McKenzie Flats is located within the northeastern section of the Sevilleta NWR, encompassing an area from Black Butte south to Palo Duro Canyon and east to the Los Pinos.
Moses, Melanie (2010-09-15): Allometric Ant Foraging Data from the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico (2003). Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7684abd6eefaa4be3d639e4d0eb2b64c