Tag: "gregarious" at biology news
Robots manipulating animal behaviour
...es are better understood than those found on other gregarious
insects, such as ants. According to coordinator Jean-Louis Deneubourg, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the project had its origins in collective intelligence and behaviour in animal society, as well as the tradition of using artificial agent...
Climate change creates dramatic decline in red-winged black bird population
...outheastern United States. In mid-July they become gregarious
and switch from eating insects to eating corn and have caused millions of dollars of damage. Red-winged black birds feed on corn borers, so that makes them well-liked by farmers, until they switch in the breeding season to eating corn. That's when...
In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes
...ted using two different strains of young mice, one gregarious
in nature, the other much less so. "Their motivati...in researchers also found that young mice from the gregarious
strain seek environments that predict the possibility of a social encounter and avoid places where t...
Why do oysters choose to live where they could be eaten?
...t larvae of the same species, and (3) how risky is gregarious
settlement among cannibals. Using a series of ...e payoffs appear to have driven the evolution of a gregarious
settlement cue that promotes group living in oysters. ...