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Tall trails: ants resolve an asymmetry of information and capacity in collective maintenance of infrastructure

Bruce, Andrew I., Czaczkes, Tomer J. and Burd, Martin (2017) Tall trails: ants resolve an asymmetry of information and capacity in collective maintenance of infrastructure. Animal Behaviour 127, pp. 179-185.

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Abstract

Information asymmetry is common in many aspects of natural and economic systems. Collective self-organized behaviour in social insects may involve asymmetries in which an individual may possess information but only another individual is able to act on it. We examined this phenomenon on foraging trails of leaf-cutting ants (Atta colombica) to determine whether workers can resolve such an ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.03.018DOI
Keywords:LEAF-CUTTING ANT; LOAD SIZE SELECTION; ATTA-CEPHALOTES L; CUTTER ANTS; AGGREGATION; FORMICIDAE; COLOMBICA; HYMENOPTERA; TRANSPORT; DYNAMICS; behavioural regulation; construction; foraging trails; leaf-cutter ants; self-organization
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39023
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