Data from: Which tools to use? choice optimization in the tool-using ant, Aphaenogaster subterranea

Gábor Lőrinczi, Gábor Módra, Orsolya Juhász & István Maák
When encountering liquid food sources, ants of the genus Aphaenogaster drop various materials as tools into the food, and then carry the food-soaked tools back to the nest. Although this is one of the most well-documented examples of tool use in insects, we know little about which factors influence their choice of tools during foraging. Here, we investigated the tool-using behavior of Aphaenogaster subterranea by examining, across a range of settings, how tool-using workers deal...
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