Communication in ants

  title={Communication in ants},
  author={Duncan Jackson and F. Ratnieks},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • Duncan Jackson, F. Ratnieks
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Research shows that ants, and also honeybees and other species of social insects, use several pheromones or other signals in organizing their foraging system. Two important and connected questions, therefore, are to determine why multiple signals are needed and how they work together. Some progress has been made in the honeybee, where four dances and a pheromone are known to be involved. The role of most of these signals is known. The waggle dance directs foragers to food and recruits them to… CONTINUE READING
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