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={K. Hollis and E. Nowbahari},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2013},
  volume={85},
  pages={537-544}
}
A sand-dwelling Mediterranean ant, Cataglyphis cursor, recently was discovered to engage in two new forms of rescue behaviour, behavioural patterns that require would-be rescuers to recognize what, exactly, holds nestmates in place. That is, when sand digging and limb pulling, two well-known forms of rescue in ants, did not result in release of victims ensnared with nylon thread and partially buried beneath the sand, rescuers next began to transport sand away from the snare and to direct their… Expand
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