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

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Perna, Andrea; Granovskiy, Boris; Garnier, Simon; Nicolis, Stamatios C.; Labédan, Marjorie; Theraulaz, Guy; Fourcassié, Vincent; Sumpter, David J. T.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Analys och tillämpad matematik
  • Journal: volume 8,issue 7issn: 1553-734X, eissn: 1553-7358
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002592, pmc: PMC3400603
  • Subject: Sensory Perception | Applied Mathematics | Research Article | Biology | Mathematics | Developmental Biology | Neuroscience | Naturvetenskap | QH301-705.5 | Complex Systems | Quantitative Biology - Other Quantitative Biology | Physics | Natural Sciences | Pattern Formation | Biology (General) | Interdisciplinary Physics

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. Then we derived the respo... View more
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