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“will reform all alphabets wiping out unwanted letters” Velimir Khlebnikov r B – r’ C > 0

Separate [adj] letters B r r’ C

number of the offspring of others that an individual will want to help to raise relatedness to their own offspring relatedness to the others‟ offspring number of their own offspring they won‟t be able to produce raising others‟

Together is greater than 0 and their inheritance With large letter B offspring help each other and their mother raise her young their siblings With strong altruism large letter B their inheritance is up to all individuals of their population Working together AN ANTS‟ NEST


together is greater than 0 and their inheritance an ant returning to nest from food source lays down short-lived trail of attracting and orientation pheromones reciprocation usually exceeding evocation so structure remains in place diffusing to centimetre wide chain of semiellipsoids attracting pheromones induces ant at nest attracting pheromones induces ants stronger to ants than orientation pheromones through scent receptors on their antennae from Dufours gland near their anuses attracting pheromones follows lays own trail on return structure remains in place temporarily induces with pheromones back down semiellipsoid trail others their antennae feeling up to edge to steer them lay down own trail on existing trail lays down own trail of ants one ant lays down own trail of ants one trail large letter B large number of offspring altruists help raise for others


r’ is relatedness to the other‟s offspring an ant‟s pheromones secreted to trail returning laden with food the many ants reciprocation exceeding the ant‟s evocation trail remains in place fixed structure food at site not so tempting or further away reciprocation not exceeding ant‟s evocation faced with intransigence at nest gentler behaviour is required ants in nest need more persuading ant brushes them with her antennae displays regurgitated food in her mandibles leads them out with outgoing pheromone trail they advertising site to others or not with their return as or if food at site decreases too many ants are recruited signalling decreases pheromones dissipate signalling breaks down break up trail C is the number of their own offspring they won‟t produce raising others‟


C is number of their own offspring they wonâ€&#x;t produce while raising othersâ€&#x; a foraging ant returning to the nest from outside lays down her find seeing misplaced larva a nursemaid ant stops feeding nestâ€&#x;s larvae leaves nest recruited by forager defined by as individual not individual self-protectiveness with trusting movement outward away from individual care-fullness a window opened in space and time the physical attributes in Atta sexdens medium sized ants emerge from their pupae with large poison glands containing recruiting substances for recruiting others for foraging and leafcutting smallest ants emerge from their pupae with large exocrine glands producing secretions for larval feeding antibiotics for caring for young and fungus gardening large letter B their inheritance is up to all individuals of their population


large letter B inheritance is up to all individuals of their population an ant receiving cues and signals cues information coming from many ants to one ant signals from one ant to many ants an ant strikes her alarm signal emptying entire contents of both paired mandibular glands on seeing an intruder the active space as pheromone dissipates low concentration reaching out to six centimetres attracts other ants in from its epicentre to three centimetres high concentration brings aggressive behaviour in ants towards intruder beyond six centimetres after thirty seconds pheromoneâ€&#x;s power is lost accuracy then multiplied if intruder attack more serious another ant empties entire contents of both paired mandibular glands another B is the number of offspring of others that individual will want to help to raise


r’ is relatedness to others‟ offspring a female larva cared for by colony members 

to become queen

to become major worker (also called soldier)

to become minor worker

will begin the same as egg large larva entering her pupation grows body parts disproportionate to each other specialised to task of being queen or soldier keeps it for life small larva entering her pupation grows body parts more in proportion proportioned number of different roles throughout life  queen‟s exquisite adventurous sexual flight then giving birth to others  soldier‟s seeing to death and destruction negation and liberation from control from outside  worker‟s production small assurances of making to set up life set to counter death r is relatedness to nest‟s offspring


r is relatedness to his own offspring a male ant among fifty flying hovering in a swarm its diameter up to six feet each individual for himself facing into wind above farmyard clearing in juniper wood roughly held circular hovering together centre five or six feet above ground

r is relatedness to her own offspring a female ant among four others flying with intent each individual for herself enters slowly circles through swarm in less than five minutes she is mounted by male male and female drop together to the ground


landed on the ground the male ant inserts his penis the female ant walks slowly around carrying him taking about half a minute

after one or two minutes inseminated queen doubling up pushes male off her with her head r is relatedness to their own offspring



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