reprodcuctive behavior seems to be tied to actually genetic relatedness. because male bees have only half the chromosomes of females, it happens that offspring of the queen bee are more related to an individual than their own offspring. BUT how is each bee aware of these geneitc percentages. how does behavior emerge from this mathematical model. does some neural structure begin to reflect the genetic destiny. or does the hive as a whole evolve to reflect this.
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The Atlantic | April 2002 | Seeing Around Corners | Rauch Artificial Societies – YES YES must read later
Matthiopoulos good list of computational ecology resources