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Table 2 Relative quantities of the different aliphatic substance classes in Cr. modiglianii and Ca. rufifemur.

From: Tropical parabiotic ants: Highly unusual cuticular substances and low interspecific discrimination

substance class red Ca. rufifemur black Ca. rufifemur Cr. modiglianii
n-alkane 0.64 ± 0.41% 1.25 ± 0.18% 1.29 ± 0.16%
n-alkene 0 ± 0% 37.44 ± 0.94% 23.06 ± 1.03%
n-alkadiene 0 ± 0% 28.77 ± 2.41% 39.83 ± 1.09%
n-alkatriene 0 ± 0% 0 ± 0% 2.8 ± 0.16%
branched alkane 0.58 ± 0.26% 0.45 ± 0.02% 28.07 ± 0.85%
branched alkene 98.1 ± 0.35% 13.37 ± 0.44% 3.15 ± 1.18%
aldehyde 0 ± 0% 1.9 ± 0.78% 0 ± 0%
unknown 0.91 ± 0.11% 16.82 ± 0.42% 1.77 ± 0.28%
  1. Mean and standard error are given, based on FID data from n = 6 (red Ca. rufifemur), 3 (black Ca. rufifemur), and 8 (Cr. modiglianii) colonies.