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Negative feedback: ants choose unoccupied over occupied food sources and lay more pheromone to them

Wendt, Stephanie ; Kleinhoelting, Nico ; Czaczkes, Tomer J.


In order to make effective collective decisions, ants lay pheromone trails to lead nest-mates to acceptable food sources. The strength of a trail informs other ants about the quality of a food source, allowing colonies to exploit the most profitable resources. However, recruiting too many ants to a single food source can lead to over-exploitation, queuing, and thus decreased food intake for the ...


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