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Swarming strategies for cooperative species.
Simulation results indicate that cooperative organisms should have an interest in evolving recruitment-based emigration, and suggest that this advantage could have promoted a simple form of coordinated swarming in species featuring a primitive type of cooperation. Expand
How non-nestmates affect the cohesion of swarming groups in social spiders
This study shows that the presence of non-nestmate conspecifics reduces the cohesion of the swarm groups during the settlement process and increases the spatial dispersion of spiders, the asymmetry in the spatial distribution being less pronounced. Expand
Exploratory recruitment plasticity in a social spider (Anelosimus eximius).
Results indicated that a clear-cut collective decision was not always reached, unlike what was found using a different set-up in another set of experiments, and theoretical projections fit experimental data and strongly suggest that variability in the collective response results from a combination between modifications of the environment's properties and alteration of the recruitment procedure. Expand
Dragline Attachment Pattern in the Neotropical Social Spider Anelosimus eximius (Araneae: Theridiidae)
From these observations, it appears that dragline attachment pattern has a direct influence on network design, and consequently on the population transfer's dynamics, which is confirmed by theoretical projections about the efficiency of silk-mediated exploratory recruit- ment. Expand
Long-term memory-induced synchronisation can impair collective performance in congested systems
It is shown that there exists a trade-off, whereby myopic memory reduces congestion but increases uncertainty, while infinite memory does the opposite, and this optimal but unstable distribution is identified using a genetic algorithm. Expand
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