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Oecologia. 1990 Jun;83(2):261-2. doi: 10.1007/BF00317762.

Olfactory conditioning during the recruitment process in a leaf-cutting ant.

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Departmento de BiologĂ­a, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pab II ciudad Universitaria, 1428, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

During recruitment, workers of Acromyrmex lundi are conditioned to the odor of the food fragment initially carried by the scout worker. The learned odor cue is used as a decision criterion during food collection.

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10.1007/BF00317762
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