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The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life
We simulate an ant colony in which an ant's genetics can determine behavioral, morphological and physiological differences between workers and queens. We show that depending on the benefits conferred to workers and queens different reproductive division of labor strategies evolve. In particular, we observe both generalist colonies and colonies with specialized worker and queen castes. Generalist colonies were subject to selection for optimal response thresholds. Colonies with castes evolved adoi:10.1162/isal_a_00180 fatcat:obnwb4axrngt3d4fudm27h322a