Social insects show all a fascinating builing behavior. One of the most impressing kinds of collective nest construction is the building behavior performed by
termites. This can be modeled using simple pickup and drop rules.
Very similar to this building is the brood-sorting behavior of ants. They can discriminate between different brood stages and sort them in spatially distinct
areas. The results of this sorting can be influenced from outside by environmental templates.
- Building performed by termites
- Building by termites influenced by a (growing) template
- Sorting of brood by ants
- Sorting by ants influenced by a template