An empirically based simulation of group foraging in the harvesting ant, Messor pergandei.

@article{Plowes2014AnEB,
  title={An empirically based simulation of group foraging in the harvesting ant, Messor pergandei.},
  author={Nicola J R Plowes and Kai Ramsch and Martin Middendorf and Bert Hoelldobler},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={340},
  pages={186-98}
}
We present an empirically based group model of foraging interactions in Messor pergandei, the Sonoran desert harvesting ant. M. pergandei colonies send out daily foraging columns consisting of tens of thousands of individual ants. Each day, the directions of the columns may change depending on the resource availability and the neighbor interactions. If… CONTINUE READING