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Ant social network is spatially organized in ant nest network

This post is the third in “the ant network” trilogy; the first in the series discussed how the architectural topology of an ant nest can influence the collective behavior of ants, and the second post showed how having few talkative ants can … Continue reading

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Talkative Ants spread Information

In this previous post, we saw how the topology of an ant nest changed the collective behavior of ants. In this post, we will look at the topology of the interaction network among ants and how it influences the information flow in … Continue reading

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Ant nest network differences determine a colony’s fate

Harvester ants (Veromessor andrei) are commonly found in northern California. These ants live in an underground nest, which consists of chambers (i.e. nodes) and tunnels (i.e. edges). They collect plant seeds around their nest and store them for winter. These ants … Continue reading

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