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Table 2 Percentage of different substance classes from the total cuticular chemical profile of ants and cockroaches

From: Chemical disguise of myrmecophilous cockroaches and its implications for understanding nestmate recognition mechanisms in leaf-cutting ants

Substance class Acromyrmex cockroaches Acromyrmex workers Atta cockroaches Atta workers
Linear Alkanes 16.9 ± 6.4 13.2 ± 5.3 20.2 ± 8.5 27.1 ± 6
Branched Alkanes 29.6 ± 9.6 26.8 ± 12.8 56.7 ± 12.4 53.1 ± 6.7
(Branched) Alka(di)enes 34.3 ± 10.6 41.7 ± 19.1 8.3 ± 4.4 8.3 ± 3.2
Non-Hydrocarbons 20.1 ± 10.6 18.2 ± 14.7 14.7 ± 7.7 11.6 ± 6.3
  1. Mean ± standard deviation