Age-dependent and task-related morphological changes in the brain and the mushroom bodies of the ant Camponotus floridanus

@article{Gronenberg1996AgedependentAT,
  title={Age-dependent and task-related morphological changes in the brain and the mushroom bodies of the ant Camponotus floridanus},
  author={Gronenberg and Heeren and HOumlLldobler},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={199 Pt 9},
  pages={2011-9}
}
Based on a brief description of the general brain morphology of Camponotus floridanus, development of the brain is examined in ants of different ages (pupa to 10 months). During this period, brain volume increases by approximately 20 % while the antennal lobes and the mushroom body neuropile show a more substantial growth, almost doubling their volume. In addition to the age-dependent changes, the volume of the mushroom body neuropile also increases as a consequence of behavioural activity… CONTINUE READING
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