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Irrational risk aversion in an ant

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De Agrò, Massimo ; Grimwade, Daniel ; Bach, Richard ; Czaczkes, Tomer J.
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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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