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No evidence for tactile communication of direction in foraging Lasius ants

Popp, S. ; Buckham-Bonnett, P. ; Evison, S. E. F. ; Robinson, E. J. H. ; Czaczkes, T. J.


The idea that ants communicate when meeting on a trail is beguiling, but evidence for this is scarce. Physical communication in ants has been demonstrated to play a role as a modulator of behaviours such as alarm and recruitment. Honeybees can communicate the location of a resource using an advanced motor display-the waggle dance. However, no equivalent of the waggle dance has been described for ...


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