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Because collective cognition emerges from local signaling among group members, deciphering communication systems is crucial to understanding the underlying mechanisms. Alarm signals are widespread in the social insects and can

Because collective cognition emerges from local signaling among group members, deciphering communication systems is crucial to understanding the underlying mechanisms. Alarm signals are widespread in the social insects and can elicit a variety of behavioral responses to danger, but the functional plasticity of these signals has not been well studied. Here we report an alarm pheromone in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus that elicits two different behaviors depending on context.

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  • 2014-09-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1242/jeb.106849
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      0022-0949
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      1477-9145

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    Sasaki, Takao, Hoelldobler, Bert, Millar, Jocelyn G., & Pratt, Stephen C. (2014). A context-dependent alarm signal in the ant Temnothorax rugatulus. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 217(18), 3229-3236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.106849

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