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- Robertson, Ian C.; Schmasow, Matthew S.
- Journal of insect behavior 2018 v.31 no.4 pp. 361-372
- Poa secunda, etc ; Bromus tectorum; Pogonomyrmex salinus; diet; economics; food composition; foraging; harvester ants; insect behavior; nests; seed collecting; seeds; social insects; temporal variation; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Food collection is a critical component of an individual’s life, and for eusocial insects, the colony that individual foragers support and maintain. Changes to the distribution and composition of food types in the environment are expected influence diet selection if the economics of foraging are altered. For seed-harvesting ants, the abundance and composition of seed types available on the ground ...