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Animal personalities: the advantage of diversity.

Research paper by Helene H Muller, Lars L Chittka

Indexed on: 30 Oct '08Published on: 30 Oct '08Published in: Current Biology



Abstract

Animals do not always perform to the best of their abilities when faced with difficult choices. New findings on foraging honeybees show that co-existing strategies, where some individuals place more emphasis on accuracy and others on speed, can be advantageous to the colony in a variable environment.