The effect of load length, width and mass on transport rate in the grass-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri

@article{Rschard2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of load length, width and mass on transport rate in the grass-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri},
  author={J. R{\"o}schard and F. Roces},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={131},
  pages={319-324}
}
In the present study we investigated the economics of load transport in the grass-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri by focusing on the effects of load mass, width and length on individual transport rates. Both running speed of foragers and the amount of material transported a given distance per unit time, i.e. gross material transport rate, were evaluated in both field and laboratory colonies. In order to separate the effects of load mass, load length and width on transport rate, workers were… Expand
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