Two simple movement mechanisms for spatial division of labour in social insects

Thomas Richardson, Nathalie Stroeymeyt, Alessandro Crespi & Laurent Keller
Many animal species divide space into a patchwork of home ranges, yet there is little consensus on the mechanisms individuals use to maintain fidelity to particular locations. Theory suggests that animal movement could be based upon simple behavioural rules that use local information such as olfactory deposits, or global strategies, such as long-range biases toward landmarks. However, empirical studies have rarely attempted to distinguish between these mechanisms. Here, we perform individual tracking experiments on four...
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