Nest-based information transfer and foraging activation in the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

@article{Santoro2015NestbasedIT,
  title={Nest-based information transfer and foraging activation in the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris)},
  author={Davide Santoro and Stephen Hartley and David Maxwell Suckling and Philip J Lester},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2015},
  volume={62},
  pages={207-217}
}
The apparent absence of intra-nest signals and communication about food resources (recruitment) among social wasps does not rule out the possibility of information transfer and coordinated foraging among nestmates. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) shows nest-based information transfer and foraging activation: an increase in the probability of an individual leaving the nest as a result of information about resources received from successful… CONTINUE READING

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