Self-organized shortcuts in the Argentine ant

  title={Self-organized shortcuts in the Argentine ant},
  author={Simon Goss and Serge Aron and J. L. Deneubourg and Jacques M. Pasteels},
Les fourmis I. humilis choisissent le chemin le plus court pour aller de la colonie au lieu d'approvisionnement 

From individual to collective dynamics in Argentine ants (Linepithema humile).

Allometric Scaling Laws in the Exploratory Behavior of the Physarum Plasmodium

A novel function of the tubular structure of the plasmodium is revealed, shedding new light on the adaptive behavior of the organism.

Métaheuristiques pour l'optimisation et auto-organisation dans les systèmes biologiques

This article proposes to link the concepts of self-organization and adaptive memory programming (AMP) in the field of optimization metaheuristics and the main categories of the meta heuristics using these two concepts are described and their use of the self-organized and the AMP is highlighted.

Deciding on a new home: how do honeybees agree?

It is shown that the collective decision may be arrived at without the necessity for any bee to make any comparison between sites, as well as adapting classical mathematical models of disease, information and competing beliefs to such decision–making processes.


It was observed that ants could not continue to move along the trail line in case of both the obstructions causing chaos and crowding at the point of intersection with the object, but in the case of the linear object they were found to rejoin the broken trail by creating two distinct paths, one parabolic and another straighter one with a acute U turn along the object.

Modeling Collective Decision-Making in Animal Groups

It is shown that colonies of many ant species are able to select the best possible nest to move into without every ant needing to visit ea nest.

Leftover parts in the biomimetic agenda

Based on twenty-five years of experience in engineering biomimetic systems for real-world applications, the potential contributions of some of these less-used mechanisms to solving real- world problems are considered.

The invasive Argentine ant Linepithema humile ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae ) in Northern California reserves : from foraging behavior to local spread

We review the results from a 20-year study of the spread of the invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (MAYR, 1868), in a reserve in Northern California. Ecological studies show that Argentine

1 A social mechanism facilitates ant colony emigrations over 1 different distances 2 3

30 Behavioural responses enable animals to react rapidly to fluctuating environments. In eusocial organisms, such 31 changes are often enacted at the group level, but may be organised in a



The blind leading the blind: Modeling chemically mediated army ant raid patterns

Le modele propose et les simulations de Monte-Carlo montrent que le type caracteristique d'essaimage provient des interactions entre de nombreux individus, chacun avec un comportement de marquage de

Homing in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex badius.

During homing, the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex badius orients both to the sun and to chemical cues, which assists foraging workers to return precisely to their own nests even when the nest populations are dense.

Zur jagdstrategie einiger orientalicher Leptogenys-arten (Formicidae: Ponerinae)

The sociobiology of Leptogenys ocellifera especially its predatory behavior and food recruitment was investigated and it was found that the nest emigration is released by environmental factors.

The foraging system ofPheidole militicida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

It was demonstrated that the foraging pathways of P. militicida are marked by very enduring chemical cues, which might be distinct from the poison gland trail pheromone, which seems to play a role in the directional maintenance of the trunk route.

Observations on the Trail Deposition and Recruitment Behaviors of the Argentine Ant, Iridomyrmex humilis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Recruitment of nestmates to food by Argentine ant workers, Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr), was observed in the laboratory and quiescent ants in the nest were observed to become active and exit the nest.

Trail-following responses of the Argentine ant,Iridomyrmex humilis (Mayr), to a synthetic trail pheromone component and analogs

Behavioral evidence indicates that (Z)-9-hexadecenal (Z9-16∶ALD) is a trail pheromone component ofIridomyrmex humilis, and that the true trail pheromone may be multicomponent. Trail-following

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