Tool selection during foraging in two species of funnel ants

@article{Mak2017ToolSD,
  title={Tool selection during foraging in two species of funnel ants},
  author={Istv{\'a}n Elek Ma{\'a}k and G{\'a}bor Lőrinczi and Pauline Le Quinquis and G{\'a}bor M{\'o}dra and Dalila Bovet and Josep Call and Patrizia d’Ettorre},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2017},
  volume={123},
  pages={207-216}
}
Tool use by nonhuman animals has received much research attention in the last couple of decades. Nevertheless, research has focused mostly on vertebrates, particularly primates and corvids, even though tool use has also been documented in insects. One of the best documented examples involves ants using debris (e.g. sand grains, mud, leaf fragments) to collect and transport liquid food to their nest. However, little is known about the factors that determine the selection of materials to be used… Expand
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