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  • n. Plural form of nestmate.

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Examples

  • So far as these dragons were concerned, humans were fellow dragons, nestmates and parents, and the very little naughtiness they got into could readily be dealt with by a fist to the top of the nose.

    Aerie

  • These monsters had been Oliver's nestmates, changed from their natures and ruined forever by an old and evil design.

    The Dragons of Krynn

  • If a young bird failed to get the bite it wanted, it sometimes grabbed one of its nestmates by the bill, or the eye even, and tried to swallow it whole.

    Laddie: A True Blue Story

  • But it appears that a few well-informed individuals shape group decisions by leading nestmates to new homes.

    Wired Top Stories

  • They were the two nestmates, who had just returned from the south after passing the winter there, and they were thus all happily reunited, and each one soon chose a mate and flew off to the woods.

    The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians

  • The latter are immediately seized by their extremities, and then spread-eagled; nestmates are recruited to help stretch, carve up and transport prey.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • If a colony gets hold of an old beetle burrow, the heavily armored majors will plug the entrance with their head shield and sit tight, budging only to let their nestmates pass.

    Neatorama

  • As endothermy means hard work for bees, this eases much burden of nestmates which can stay ectothermic.

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  • Of these, at least 70% voluntarily left the colony either hours or even days before that point and died well away from their nestmates.

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  • We demonstrate that this behavior is used to recruit nestmates.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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