Recent publication out of the Pinter-Wollman lab featured in the UCLA Newsroom
A recent publication out of the Pinter-Wollman lab, "Nutritional needs and mortality risk combine to shape foraging decisions in ants", was recently featured in the UCLA Newsroom.
It might seem like common sense that a starving animal is more likely to take dangerous risks to obtain food than one with a full belly. But new research from UCLA shows that groups of Argentine ants, who forage boldly when they’re well fed, exercise far more caution when they’ve been deprived of carbohydrates and the risks from competitors are high.
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