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This is a critique of a model of temporal polyethism (TP) put forward by Tofts [Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (1993) 55: 891-918] and Tofts & Franks [Trends in Ecology & Evolution (1992) 10: 346-349] for ants and bees. This 'foraging-for-work' model provides a simple explanation of TP...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.; Page, R. E., Jr.; Huang, Z.-Y.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1994, 48, 2, pp 467-469
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Plasticity in division of labour in insect societies and its regulation are reviewed, with particular reference to eusocial species such as Apis mellifera and Formicidae. After a brief description of the patterns of division of labour, the social and ecological factors that affect division of...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665