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Curr Biol. 2008 Oct 28;18(20):R961-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.09.001.

Animal personalities: the advantage of diversity.

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  • 1Research Centre for Psychology; School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK.


Animals do not always perform to the best of their abilities when faced with difficult choices. New findings on foraging honeybees show that co-existing strategies, where some individuals place more emphasis on accuracy and others on speed, can be advantageous to the colony in a variable environment.

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