Size-related foraging behaviour of the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica

@inproceedings{Shutler1991SizerelatedFB,
  title={Size-related foraging behaviour of the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica},
  author={Dave Shutler and Adele Mullie},
  year={1991}
}
SHUTLER, D., and MULLIE, A. 1991. Size-related foraging behaviour of the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica. Can. J . Zool. 69: 15301533 In a Costa Rican forest adjacent to cattle pasture, larger individuals of the leaf-cutting ant Atta colombica carried heavier loads and foraged farther from the colony, as predicted by foraging theory. Counter to foraging theory, individual ants did not increase their load mass if they foraged farther from the colony. However, the colony avoided this apparent… CONTINUE READING

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