Individual Rules for Trail Pattern Formation in Argentine Ants (Linepithema humile)

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Andrea Perna; Boris Granovskiy; Simon Garnier; Stamatios C Nicolis; Marjorie Labédan; Guy Theraulaz; Vincent Fourcassié; David J T Sumpter;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS Computational Biology, volume 8, issue 7 (issn: 1553-734X, eissn: 1553-7358)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002592, pmc: PMC3400603
  • Subject: [SDV.EE.IEO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment/Symbiosis | Sensory Perception | Applied Mathematics | [NLIN.NLIN-AO]Nonlinear Sciences [physics]/Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems [nlin.AO] | Research Article | Biology | Mathematics | Developmental Biology | Neuroscience | Naturvetenskap | [SDV.NEU.PC]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Neurons and Cognition [q-bio.NC]/Psychology and behavior | QH301-705.5 | [INFO.INFO-MO]Computer Science [cs]/Modeling and Simulation | Complex Systems | Quantitative Biology - Other Quantitative Biology | [INFO.INFO-MA]Computer Science [cs]/Multiagent Systems [cs.MA] | Physics | Natural Sciences | [INFO.INFO-CC]Computer Science [cs]/Computational Complexity [cs.CC] | Pattern Formation | Biology (General) | Interdisciplinary Physics

International audience; We studied the formation of trail patterns by Argentine ants exploring an empty arena. Using a novel imaging and analysis technique we estimated pheromone concentrations at all spatial positions in the experimental arena and at different times. T... View more
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