Foragers respond to the speed and efficiency of other antsant colonies
Foragers of leafcutter ant colonies respond to the speed and efficiency of other ants by varying leaf loads in size and weight.
Individuals share informationred harvester ant
Ants share information efficiently in their colony by having few ants engaged in most of the interactions while most ants engaged in few interactions.
Self-organization creates efficient coloniessocial insects
Self-organization in social insect colonies enables complex behaviors through the positive feedback amplification of many small, simple interactions.
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Antennae regulate foragingharvester ant
Antennal contact behavior of harvester ants communicates food availability through feedback based on rate of coming and going.
Colonies distribute food after famineTemnothorax ants
Colonies of Temnothorax ants distribute food effectively and safely after famine using multiple techniques, including food dilution, strategic food location within community, and living 'silos'.