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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...

Robinson, G. E.; Page, R. E., Jr.; Huang, Z.-Y.
Animal Behaviour, 1994, 48, 2, pp 467-469

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...

Robinson, G. E.
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665