Learning improves growth rate in grasshoppers.

@article{Dukas2000LearningIG,
  title={Learning improves growth rate in grasshoppers.},
  author={Reuven Dukas and Elizabeth a. Bernays},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={
          2637-40
        }
}
To quantify the adaptive significance of insect learning, we documented the behavior and growth rate of grasshoppers (Schistocerca americana) in an environment containing two artificial food types, one providing a balanced diet of protein and carbohydrate, which maximizes growth, and the other being carbohydrate-deficient, which is unsuitable for growth. Grasshoppers in the Learning treatment experienced a predictable environment, where the spatial location, taste, and color of each food source… CONTINUE READING

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