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Fig. 3

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

Fig. 3

Workers show variable and repeatable patterns of spatial fidelity within the nest. a Representative spatial occupancy patterns within the nest of six bumble bee workers (i–vi) over three days from a single colony. Color indicates relative occupancy, smoothed by kernel density estimation. b Correlation of spatial occupancy within and between individuals across days from the same colony. Boxplots show the median and inter-quartile range (IQR), while whiskers depict the data range (75th and 25th ± 1.5*IQR, respectively). c Correlation matrix of spatial occupancy patterns between all workers for a single day from a single colony (same as in Fig. 1). Rows corresponding to the six individual workers (i–vi) shown in a are indicated by arrows. Color indicates correlation strength. d Relationship between mean spatial correlation strength to other bees (as in c) and the number of unique social interactions engaged in by that individual, across all days and colonies. Color indicates density of points, from blue to light yellow. Spearman correlation coefficient = 0.523. Thick red line shows local smoothing estimate (Loess) and ±95% CI (in light red)

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