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Army Ants: Strength in Numbers
II.)Ant Colony Hierarchy
III.)Anatomy and Egg Production
iii.Different castes of ants are dependent on type of egg
A.) Age Polyethism
B.) Caste Polyethism
i.Reasons for communication
B.) Social Organization
i. Group predation
ii. Foraging patterns
VI.)Effect on Ecosystem
A.)Populations of army ants
B.)The impact on prey
C.)Species diversity of army ants
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Couzin, I. D., and Franks, N. R. “Self-organized lane formation and optimized traffic flow in army ants.” Proc. R. Soc. Land. 270 (2003): 139-146.
O’Donnell, Sean, and Jeanne, Robert L. “Notes on an Army Ant (Eciton burchelli) Raid on a Social Wasp Colony (Agelaia yepocapa) in Costa Rica.” Journal of Tropical Ecology. 6 (1990): 507-509.
Bay, John S. “Design of the Army-Ant Cooperative Lifting Robot.” IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. (1995): 36-43.
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