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Title: Adjustments in the time, distance and direction of foraging in dinoponera quadriceps workers
Authors: Azevedo, Dina L. O.
Medeiros, Jeniffer C.
Araújo, Arrilton
Keywords: Directional fidelity;Decision making;Foraging strategy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Citation: AZEVEDO, Dina L. O; MEDEIROS, Jeniffer C.; ARAÚJO, Arrilton. Adjustments in the time, distance and direction of foraging in dinoponera quadriceps workers. Journal of Insect Behavior, , v. 27, p. 177-191, 2014. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 19 out. 2017.
Portuguese Abstract: We measured individual decisions regarding the adjustments of time, distance and direction of foraging in Dinoponera quadriceps.We observed two colonies in an area of secondary Atlantic Forest, FLONA-ICMBio, in Northeastern Brazil. The workers were individually marked. We recorded the displacement of workers, their returns to the nest with and without food, the time spent searching for food, maximum and total distance, inter-trip latency and direction of trips. The time spent searching for food, maximum distance and transport velocity did not vary with food size. The previous trip success reduced the latency between foraging trips and increased the percentage of success on the next trip. However, this previous success did not demonstrate a significant variation relative to the time spent searching on the next trip or direction of search. The workers maintained an individual directional fidelity during foraging. The adjustments of these foraging variables under individual control contributed to the efficiency at the colony level. D. quadriceps is compatible with the central place theory and risk sensitivity model of behavior
ISSN: 0892-7553
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