Task partitioning in insect societies: bucket brigades

  title={Task partitioning in insect societies: bucket brigades},
  author={Carl Anderson and Jacobus J Boomsma and III J.J. Bartholdi},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
There are many ways in which social insect foragers may organise the collection of resources and their transportation back to the nest. One way is to partition the task into a number of sequential stages in which material is passed from one worker to another in a relay fashion. This relatively new concept is known as task partitioning. In this study, we focus on a particular form of task partitioning, bucket brigades, which we define as a multistage (i.e., three or more stages) partitioned… CONTINUE READING
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