Task switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants.

@article{Leighton2017TaskSI,
  title={Task switching is associated with temporal delays in Temnothorax rugatulus ants.},
  author={Gavin M Leighton and Daniel Charbonneau and Anna R. Dornhaus},
  journal={Behavioral ecology : official journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={319-327}
}
The major evolutionary transitions often result in reorganization of biological systems, and a component of such reorganization is that individuals within the system specialize on performing certain tasks, resulting in a division of labor. Although the traditional benefit of division of labor is thought to be a gain in work efficiency, one alternative… CONTINUE READING