The Regulation of Ant Colony Foraging Activity without Spatial Information
The figure shows representative data from one trial in which returning foragers were removed. Intervals are shown in video frames; each frame is 1/30 sec. The y-axis is the probability that the interval i between successive returning foragers exceeds t frames. The solid blue line corresponds to the real data and the dotted red line corresponds to the exponential fit y = e−0.0326t with a mean separation time of 1/0.0326 or 30.67 frames, equal to 1.02 seconds.