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

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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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-0882-z

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@article{Rschard2002TheEO, title={The effect of load length, width and mass on transport rate in the grass-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri}, author={Jacqueline R{\"{o}schard and Flavio Roces}, journal={Oecologia}, year={2002}, volume={131}, pages={319-324} }