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Trail Pheromones: An Integrative View of Their Role in Social Insect Colony Organization

Czaczkes, Tomer J. ; Grüter, Christoph ; Ratnieks, Francis L. W.




Abstract

Trail pheromones do more than simply guide social insect workers from point A to point B. Recent research has revealed additional ways in which they help to regulate colony foraging, often via positive and negative feedback processes that influence the exploitation of the different resources that a colony has knowledge of. Trail pheromones are often complementary or synergistic with other ...

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