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Trail Pheromone Does Not Modulate Subjective Reward Evaluation in Lasius niger Ants

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Trail Pheromone Does Not Modulate Subjective Reward Evaluation in Lasius niger Ants

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OBERHAUSER, Felix B., Stephanie WENDT, Tomer J. CZACZKES, 2020. Trail Pheromone Does Not Modulate Subjective Reward Evaluation in Lasius niger Ants. In: Frontiers in Psychology. Frontiers Research Foundation. 11, 555576. eISSN 1664-1078. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.555576

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