Flexible Foraging of Ants under Unsteadily Varying Environment

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Abstract

Using a simple model for the trail formation of ants, the relation between i) the schedule of feeding which represents the unsteady natural environment, ii) emerging patterns of trails connecting a nest with food resources, and iii) the foraging efficiency is studied. Simulations and a simple analysis show that the emergent trail pattern flexibly varies depending on the feeding schedule by which ants can make an efficient foraging according to the underlying unsteady environment.

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  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan

    Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 73(8), 2333-2341, 2004-08-15

    The Physical Society of Japan (JPS)

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110001954975
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00704814
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00319015
  • NDL Article ID
    7052372
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZM35(科学技術--物理学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-A404
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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