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Searching behavior in social Hymenoptera

Schultheiss, Patrick; Cheng, Ken; Reynolds, Andy M.


The movement pattern of a searching animal affects how it interacts with the environment, thus playing an important role in many environmental processes. Social hymenopteran foragers make good models for studying search patterns because their only role is to search for food and bring it back to the nest or hive. Search patterns in ants and bees, the most studied social hymenopterans, consist of loops around the origin of search that expand in size as the search goes on. Different factors...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Learning and Motivation
DOI: 10.1016/j.lmot.2014.11.002


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