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Irrational risk aversion in an ant

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-456507
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.45650
De Agrò, Massimo ; Grimwade, Daniel ; Bach, Richard ; Czaczkes, Tomer J.
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Abstract

Animals must often decide between exploiting safe options or risky options with a chance for large gains. Both proximate theories based on perceptual mechanisms, and evolutionary ones based on fitness benefits, have been proposed to explain decisions under risk. Eusocial insects represent a special case of risk sensitivity, as they must often make collective decisions based on resource ...

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