Data from: Economic investment by ant colonies in searches for better homes.

Carolina Doran, Tom Pearce, Aaron Connor, Thomas Schlegel, Elizabeth Franklin, Ana B. Sendova-Franks & Nigel R. Franks
Organisms should invest more in gathering information when the pay-off from finding a profitable resource is likely to be greater. Here we ask whether animal societies put more effort in scouting for a new nest when their current one is of low quality. We measured the scouting behaviour of Temnothorax albipennis ant colonies when they inhabit nest-sites with different combinations of desirable attributes. We show that the average probability of an ant scouting decreases significantly...
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