Ecology of information: social transmission dynamics within groups of non-social insects.

Abstract

While many studies focus on how animals use public information, the dynamics of information spread and maintenance within groups, i.e. the 'ecology of information', have received little attention. Here we use fruitflies trained to lay eggs on specific substrates to implement information into groups containing both trained and untrained individuals. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2480

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