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From: Spatial fidelity of workers predicts collective response to disturbance in a social insect

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Automated behavioral tracking and task classification in bumble bee colonies. a Schematic diagram (above) and sample images from within the nest (left, orange) and the foraging tunnel (right, red), showing tracked individual BEEtags in green. b Representative traces of task performance from seven individual bees over 2 days from a single colony. Vertical lines indicate timesteps during which bees were foraging (F, red), inactive (I, blue), patrolling/cleaning (P, green), or nursing (N, orange). cf Proportion of time spent engaged in different tasks by individual workers from the same representative colony. Boxplots in c–f show values for individual workers. Individuals are ordered in each plot according to the mean proportion of time spent performing that task. g Worker specialization (DOLind) values by colony. Filled purple markers show total estimates of each metric for each colony (i.e., combining data from all experimental days) and purple shaded box shows the range of published values across four colonies from the same species using manual task classification61. Gray boxplots show data when division of labor metrics are calculated for each experimental day separately. h Purple boxplots show total worker specialization values for each colony when only task performance from daytime hours is considered (“Day only”), vs. when round-the-clock data are included (“Day + Night”). Gray lines connect values for individual colonies. Throughout, boxplots show the median and inter-quartile range (IQR), while whiskers depict the data range (75th and 25th ±1.5*IQR, respectively)

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