The structure of gallery networks in the nests of termite Cubitermes spp. revealed by X-ray tomography

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Recent studies have introduced computer tomography (CT) as a tool for the visualisation and characterisation of insect architectures. Here, we use CT to map the three-dimensional networks of galleries inside Cubitermes nests in order to analyse them with tools from graph theory. The structure of these networks indicates that connections inside the nest are… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00114-008-0388-6

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@article{Perna2008TheSO, title={The structure of gallery networks in the nests of termite Cubitermes spp. revealed by X-ray tomography}, author={Andrea Perna and Christian Jost and Etienne Couturier and Sergi Valverde and St{\'e}phane Douady and Guy Theraulaz}, journal={Naturwissenschaften}, year={2008}, volume={95}, pages={877-884} }