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- Djermoun, Anisa, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2013 v.67 no.5 pp. 775-784
- Pheidole; adults; brain; dopamine; neurodevelopment; ontogeny; serotonin; social insects
- ... Social insect workers mature behaviorally and physiologically with increasing age, generally transitioning from or adding new tasks to their existing repertoire of within-nest nursing tasks. As adult minor workers of the ant Pheidole dentata age, they attend to brood more frequently and nurse more efficiently, perform a broader array of tasks, and undergo myological and neural development. Because ...