Animal Behaviour: Feeding the Superorganism Academic Article uri icon


  • Insect societies are often described as superorganisms, and there are many functional parallels between organisms and superorganisms. Elegant work using ants shows that nutrient regulation, which occurs in many non-social animals, can also occur at the colony-level.

author list (cited authors)

  • Behmer, S. T.

citation count

  • 23

publication date

  • May 2009