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Information Processing in Social Insect Networks

Figure 1

Ant colony interaction networks.

(A) The development of a directed network of interactions between workers in a single P. californicus colony over a period of 60 s. Nodes represent individual workers or queens within a colony and arrows represent interactions between individuals. (B) Example P. californicus interaction network based on 26 s of colony behavior. (C) Photograph of queens and workers within a seed harvester colony; individuals have been painted with unique color combinations to track their interactions.

Figure 1