The behaviour of ant transporters at the old and new nests during successive colony emigrations

@article{Langridge2008TheBO,
  title={The behaviour of ant transporters at the old and new nests during successive colony emigrations},
  author={Elizabeth A. Langridge and Ana B. Sendova-Franks and Nigel R. Franks},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={1851-1861}
}
Colonies of the ant Temnothorax albipennis improve their collective performance over successive emigrations (Langridge et al. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 56:523–529, 2004, Behav Ecol Sociobiol 62:447–456, 2008). Here, by analysing the performance of individual transporters (workers that carry the brood, queen and a proportion of adults), we investigate whether they spend less time at the old and new nests during repeated emigrations. Transporters expedited choosing and picking up brood items at the… CONTINUE READING

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