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How do ants allocate worker on searching foods?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:14 pm
by oemants
I would like to know on following issues on how ants allocate worker in term of percentage on foods

1) Initial stage on searching for foods sources, how many percentage of ants are participated within community for searching?
2) Once foods sources are found, how many percentage of ants are participated within community for working on foods?

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

Re: How do ants allocate worker on searching foods?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:58 pm
by Antswithlenn
So the number of ants that go out to hunt initially is around a quarter to a half of the ants depending on the size of the colony, once they have found food, if the prey item is alive or a large bit of insect, more workers go, around three quarters, depending on the size, but if the colony is really new, only like four really go out at once to to search.

Re: How do ants allocate worker on searching foods?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:15 pm
by oemants
I would like to know on following issues as shown below:

1) How do ants communicate to each other on how many ants go out and search for foods?
If not, they may all go out searching for foods at the same time.

2) How many job roles are classified within ants community?

Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you very much for any suggestions (^v^)