A comparative analysis of precision rescue behaviour in sand-dwelling ants

@article{Hollis2013ACA,
  title={A comparative analysis of precision rescue behaviour in sand-dwelling ants},
  author={Karen L. Hollis and Elise Nowbahari},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={537-544}
}
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