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- von Thienen, Wolfhard, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2016 v.70 no.3 pp. 393-407
- Lasius niger; Linepithema humile; ant colonies; memory; motivation; trail pheromones
- ... Ants are able to modulate their behavior according to private and collective information. Collective information is coded in different concentrations of pheromone deposited in the environment, especially on ant trails, whereas private information is learned and memorized by individual ants. It has been shown that both kinds of information act synergistically on the collective trail-following behav ...
- von Thienen, Wolfhard, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Behavioral ecology and sociobiology 2014 v.68 no.10 pp. 1611-1627
- Formicidae; Primates; ant colonies; birds; decision making; group behavior; humans; insects; models; pheromones
- ... The collective behavior of ants and the emergence of self-organizing patterns in ant colonies have been explained with various theoretical approaches based on models of trail following behavior elicited by pheromones. Although existing models can explain collective behavior of ants, there is little empirical evidence on how ants precisely respond to various pheromone concentrations. Thus, importan ...