The organisation of collective foraging in the harvester termite Hodotermes mossambicus (Isoptera)

@article{Heidecker2004TheOO,
  title={The organisation of collective foraging in the harvester termite Hodotermes mossambicus (Isoptera)},
  author={Jessica L. Heidecker and Reinhard H. Leuthold},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={195-202}
}
SummaryThe process by which the foragers build up a foraging system between the nest hole and the food source, starting from an initial random distribution, was investigated under conditions of both light and dark in the laboratory.The extent to which trail pheromone is used can be determined by observing the abdominal position of workers moving outside the nest and can be classified into three categories, namely “no trail-laying”, “marking” and “directional trail-laying”.When workers of this… 

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