Behavior

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Information on behavior can be found using the following lists.

Communication

Alarm Communication

Ethograms

Foraging

Social Immunity

Ant colonies appear to serve as a rich target for pathogens: tight knit social groups living in moist environments, with colonies of many species representing groups of highly related individuals.

How ants may deal with what has become know as a social immunity has become an interesting research area. One recent publication tested how colonies of Myrmica rubra responded to dead ants infected with a deadly ant fungal pathogen.

Ant Species Interactions

Interspecific

Intraspecific

Models of Ant Behavior

For Antwiki: article in the L.A. Times on robot ants vs. Argentine worker ants: Morin, Monte. (28 March 2013). Do robot ants dream of electric crumbs?. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-ant-robots-20130327,0,4899210.story