The regulation of division of labour in social insects is poorly understood. One can still find, in many textbooks, old models about "age polyethism". Here is a nice experimental work in which the behaviour of #ant workers were continuously tracked for 5 months. The transition between nurse to forager tasks is largely age independent. #science #biology #socialinsect #hymenoptera #insect #animalbehaviour #socialnetwork
📄 Richardson et al. (2021) Current Biology 0 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.038
@clifstan Indeed the DOI seems broken. Here is the direct link https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30725-9
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