Collective foraging decision in a gregarious insect

  title={Collective foraging decision in a gregarious insect},
  author={Mathieu Lihoreau and J. L. Deneubourg and Colette Rivault},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Group foraging by eusocial insects implies sophisticated recruitment processes that often result in collective decisions to exploit the most profitable sources. These advanced levels of cooperation, however, remain limited to a small range of species, and we still know little about the mechanisms underlying group foraging behaviours in the great mass of animals exhibiting lower levels of social complexity. In this paper, we report, for the first time in a gregarious insect, the cockroach… 

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