Data from: Life-history strategy and behavioral type: risk-tolerance reflects growth rate and energy allocation in ant colonies

Sarah E. Bengston, Min Shin & Anna Dornhaus
Despite the recent interest in animal personality and behavioral syndromes, there is a paucity of explanations for why distinct behavioral traits should evolve to correlate. We investigate whether such correlations across apparently distinct behavioral traits may be explained by variation in life history strategy among individual ant colonies. Life history theory predicts that the way in which individuals allocate energy towards somatic maintenance or reproduction drives several distinct traits in physiology, morphology, and energy use;...

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