AnAge entry for Cardiocondyla obscurior

Classification (HAGRID: 04244)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda (Taxon entry)
        Class: Insecta (Taxon entry)
            Order: Hymenoptera
                Family: Formicidae (Taxon entry)
                    Genus: Cardiocondyla
Species
Cardiocondyla obscurior
Common name
Cardiocondyla obscurior

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
0.5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1293
Sample size
Huge
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One study reported that compared to flies gene expression in ant queens changes with age mostly in the opposite direction. Reproductive genes were upregulated and genes associated with metabolic processes and muscle contraction were downregulated in old ant queens relative to young ant queens [1293].

Life history traits (averages)

No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

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