Self-Organized Discrimination of Resources

  title={Self-Organized Discrimination of Resources},
  author={Alexandre Campo and Simon Garnier and Olivier D{\'e}driche and Mouhcine Zekkri and Marco Dorigo},
  booktitle={PloS one},
When selecting a resource to exploit, an insect colony must take into account at least two constraints: the resource must be abundant enough to sustain the whole group, but not too large to limit exploitation costs, and risks of conflicts with other colonies. Following recent results on cockroaches and ants, we introduce here a behavioral mechanism that satisfies these two constraints. Individuals simply modulate their probability to switch to another resource as a function of the local density… CONTINUE READING
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