Distance effects on resource profitability and recruitment in the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata

  title={Distance effects on resource profitability and recruitment in the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata},
  author={Jennifer Harrison Fewell and Jon Fewell Harrison and Tammy M. Stiller and Michael D. Breed},
We examine how cost and benefit components of resource profitability affect recruitment in the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata. To vary resource profitability, we changed the quantity of artificial nectar baits presented to foragers and the distance of nectar baits from the nest. Both distance to and amount of resource affected quantitative aspects of recruitment. At increased distances foragers were less likely to recruit, and fewer workers were recruited to the resource area. The… CONTINUE READING
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