Spatial patterns in army ant foraging and migration: Eciton burchelli on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

@article{Franks2004SpatialPI,
  title={Spatial patterns in army ant foraging and migration: Eciton burchelli on Barro Colorado Island, Panama},
  author={Nigel R. Franks and Charles R. Fletcher},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={261-270}
}
SummaryEciton burchelli colonies alternate bouts of central place foraging with periods of migration according to a set rhythm. When these army ants forage from a central nest site they separate neigh-bouring raids by using a pattern similar to that used by many plants in spiral phyllotaxis. During the intervening periods of migration, raids and emigrations are orientated to lower the probability that the raid path will cross itself and also to separate the successive bouts of central place… 
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