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I was looking to the behaviour of hives and colonies and was wondering if there is a way to measure the efficiency of different forms of sociality in animal groups. This measurement should include how rapid the group is able to expand, how stable and versatile it can act given external forces and maybe other factors like efficiency of coordination.

My guess is that Eusocial groups should be among the best groups when compared to primitive structures like packs.

If anyone could mention some literature where I can find a model like this or similar, I would really appreciate it.

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    $\begingroup$ your big problem is going to be controlling for all the other confounding factors. A place to start might be ant mega-colonies the interplay of the different invasive megacolonies has been a hot bed of study. $\endgroup$ – John Apr 20 at 2:11

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