Server System and Queuing Models of Leaf Harvesting by Leaf-Cutting Ants

@article{Burd1996ServerSA,
  title={Server System and Queuing Models of Leaf Harvesting by Leaf-Cutting Ants},
  author={Martin Burd},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1996},
  volume={148},
  pages={613 - 629}
}
  • Martin Burd
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Because leaf-cutting ants are eusocial organisms, the foraging behavior of individual workers is likely to have evolved in ways that enhance the success of workers as a group rather than as individual foragers. Harvesting leaf tissue is often an especially concentrated group activity in forest-dwelling Atta ants. Under such circumstances, group foraging success might be enhanced if individual workers reduce their cutting time, thereby taking smaller fragments individually but allowing a greater… Expand
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