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One of the decisions that must be made by a searcher or a waiter is how long to remain in one place. On what basis should an individual make such a decision?

Individuals are often specialized in their diets in the short term than they are in the long term. What is a search image? How does it facilitate short-term specialization?

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1. As in all choices it is a balance of cost versus benefit. The searcher or even the waiter must decide how much energy will be spent by staying in one area versus moving to a new one with the amount of benefit each will obtain in the same area vs. a new area. It is a basic cost/benefit ...