Can ant colonies choose a far-and-away better nest over an in-the-way poor one?

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Franks, Nigel R.; Hardcastle, Katherine A.; Collins, Sophie; Smith, Faith D.; Sullivan, Kathryn M. E.; Robinson, Elva J. H.; Sendova-Franks, Ana B.;
(2008)
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Nest choice in the ant Temnothorax albipennis is a model system for investigating collective decision making. Previous research has demonstrated the sophistication of this decentralized system, yet such studies have focused on binary choices in which alternative nest si... View more
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