Adult Major Workers and Mature Worker Larvae of Camponotus textor and Camponotus senex: Morphology, DNA, Chemical Analyses.
The present dataset pertains the article "Weaving through a cryptic species: Comparing the Neotropical ants Camponotus senex and Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)" published in Micron (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2017.03.016. Included in this dataset any reader can find: (i) Images of light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy obtained from some specimens collected in the field and analysed for the present study, including adults and larvae, either of whole body or specific dissected body parts; (ii) Original obtained chromatogram files prior to ion m/z masking (masking strong background and column bleed peaks) used for general CHC analysis; (iii) Preliminary versions of the phylogenetic tree for COI as presented on Fig. 9 with further details on the steps and criteria used in optimizing the results presented with conclusions, including raw files; (iv) Minor pertaining details (submission cover letter, supporting technical files and explanations)
Steps to reproduce
Main steps for reproducing obtained results of each section as described in the pertaining publication: Weaving through a cryptic species: comparing the Neotropical ants Camponotus senex and Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Further details can be viewed embedded in the files included herein and further supporting publications linked below. Notwithstanding, any observations of such ant populations by other methods should generate complementary and supplementary results of morphology, DNA sequences and phylogeny and chemistry. [Disclaimer: some larval images were used in two different publications in different context, according with listed references and links below. Author retained usage rights of originals used by Sociobiology in the past.]