Cooperative transport in ants: a review of proximate mechanisms

  title={Cooperative transport in ants: a review of proximate mechanisms},
  author={Helen McCreery and Michael D. Breed},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
The behavioral mechanisms that lead to cooperation in social insects are often unknown or poorly understood. Cooperative transport, or the movement of an object by two or more individuals, is a particularly impressive example of collaboration among workers. Many ant species perform this behavior, but there is extreme interspecific variation in efficiency. Why are some ant species so efficient at cooperative transport, while others are so inefficient? Surprisingly, the scientific community has… CONTINUE READING
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