In social animals, group efficiency is often assumed to increase with task differentiation, but this requires that individuals are better than generalists at the task they specialize in. A new study finds that individual Anelosimus studiosus spiders do predominantly perform the task they excel at, in line with their individual personality type, when they are placed in groups.
- Adaptation, Biological/physiology
- Behavior, Animal/physiology
- Models, Biological
- Psychomotor Performance/physiology