Table 1. Effect of peristome wetting on the trapping efficiency in N. bicalcarata
Peristome condition
Ant species Natural (dry), visits/falls Wetted, visits/falls P
C. inflata 89/4 53/37 <0.001
Camponotus (Colobopsis) sp. 37/0 14/14 <0.001
O. smaragdina 18/0 21/21 <0.001
Polyrhachis cf. beccarii 26/0 12/10 <0.001
  • P values give Fisher's exact test statistics. Ants with all legs in peristome contact that passed the peristome center line were counted as peristome visits.