The Transport of Prey By Ants

In: Behaviour
Author: J.H. Sudd
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THE TRANSPORT OF PREY BY ANTS by J. H. SUDD 1) (Department of Zoology, University of Hull, U.K.) (With 9 Figures and 3 Plates) (Rec. 7-XII-1964) INTRODUCTION Ants which hunt prey and move it to their nest to feed their young may do so either individually or in groups. It is possible therefore to compare the behaviour of ants working singly with that of ants in groups. Sometimes group transport has been described as uncoordinated and less efficient than transport by single ants, and ants in a group have been said to work "each for itself" (RABAUD, 1944). At other

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