Is your pizza too big for your box? How would an ant’s brain solve the problem?

 

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Autore: Monge, Julián
Natura: artículo
Status:Versión publicada
Data di pubblicazione:2019
Descrizione:Atta, a 50 million year old tropical genus of ant has over 15 species and is known for feeding on fungi grown on leaf parts. To move the leaf pieces to the nest, they build large networks of trails, and they “decide” when the maintenance of a trail is too expensive and discontinue it. How do they solve the problem of a leaf piece that is too big for the nest entrance? I saw some Atta cephalotes do it, and their brains may not work exactly like ours: instead of cutting the leaf in smaller parts, they enlarge the entrance.
Stato:Portal de Revistas UCR
Istituzione:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Portal de Revistas UCR
Lingua:Inglés
OAI Identifier:oai:portal.ucr.ac.cr:article/38703
Accesso online:https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/38703
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:trail maintenance
leaves
colony
productivity
pheromones
Atta cephalotes