The Slave-Making Ant, Formica Sanguinea Subintegra Emery, Its Raids, Nuptual Flights and Nest Structure
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
The sanguinary ants, or “blood-red slave makers,” have long been of interest because of their conspicuous habit of making periodic forays to capture the young of other ants and transport them to their own nests. Here the young develop, thus forming mixed colonies of red and black workers which together carry on the activities of excavation and caring for the young.
Talbot, Mary and Kennedy, Clarence Hamilton, "The Slave-Making Ant, Formica Sanguinea Subintegra Emery, Its Raids, Nuptual Flights and Nest Structure" (1940). Faculty Scholarship. 329.