Scavenging by Pheidole pallidula : a key for understanding decision-making systems in ants

@inproceedings{Detrain1997ScavengingBP,
  title={Scavenging by Pheidole pallidula : a key for understanding decision-making systems in ants},
  author={Claire Detrain and Jean-Louis Deneubourg},
  year={1997}
}
The usual evolutionary and ecological approaches to foraging in social insects often lack an investigation at the level of both individual behavioural complexity and social mechanisms ruling the emergence of adaptive collective strategies. The prey scavenging behaviour of the dimorphic ant Pheidole pallidula was used in this study to investigate (1) how individuals estimate the size of prey, (2) how they modulate their behaviour and communication and (3) how these modulations generate the… CONTINUE READING