Complex relationship between tunneling patterns and individual behaviors in termites

Nobuaki Mizumoto, Paul Bardunias & Stephen Pratt
The nests built by social insects are complex group-level structures that emerge from interactions among individuals following simple behavioral rules. Nest patterns vary among species, and the theory of complex systems predicts that there is no simple one-to-one relationship between variations in collective patterns and variation in individual behaviors. Therefore, a species-by-species comparison of the actual building process is essential to understand the mechanism producing diverse nest patterns. Here we compare tunnel formation of three...
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