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Signal variety and communication in social insects

By Johan Billen

Abstract

Social insect colonies contain from tens to millions of individuals. Their social organization is based on an efficient communication system, in which multimodal signals can be distinguished. This article aims to give examples that illustrate the use of visual, acoustic, tactile, sometimes magnetic, and especially chemical signals in communication among social insects

Topics: social insects, communication, signals
Year: 2011
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