|Title||Floral visitation by Chihuahuan Desert ants|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Authors||Fowler HG, Whitford WG|
|Journal||Journal of Natural History|
|Keywords||ant, floral nectar, ant, floral visitation, ant,foraging strategy, article, articles, journal, journals|
Experimental and observational tests with tropical lowland plant species and ants have generally rejected Janzen's (1977) hypothesis of deterrent chemicals in floral nectars.... Here we address the following two questions for desert plants: (1) do ants naturally visit desert flowers for floral nectar:, and (2) are floral nectars of desert plants repellent to ants?