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Nest value mediates reproductive decision making within termite societies

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The influences of costs and benefits on social evolution remain poorly understood, despite their importance for explaining social behavior, and continue to fuel high-profile debates. Here, we investigate the effect of a major ecological factor, wood resource-that is, natal nest value-on reproductive decision making in the termite Cryptotermes secundus. Workers continually assess the available wood resources of the colony and adjust their developmental decisions, including investment into comp...

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10.1093/beheco/ars103

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
6
Pages:
1203-1208
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1465-7279
ISSN:
1045-2249
Language:
English
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pubs:359867
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uuid:29dd5d8a-e7af-436a-bada-0d080dffaa83
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pubs:359867
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359867
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2013-11-16

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