, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 261–262 | Cite as

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

  • Flavio Roces
Original Papers


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.

Key words

Ants Acromyrmex lundi Conditioning Recruitment Foraging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavio Roces
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  1. 1.Departmento de BiologíaUniversidad de Buenos Aires, Pab II ciudad UniversitariaBuenos AiresArgentina

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