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Ant Navigation: Fractional Use of the Home Vector

Cheung, Allen; Hiby, Lex; Narendra, Ajay

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Home is a special location for many animals, offering shelter from the elements, protection from predation, and a common place for gathering of the same species. Not surprisingly, many species have evolved efficient, robust homing strategies, which are used as part of each and every foraging journey. A basic strategy used by most animals is to take the shortest possible route home by accruing the net distances and directions travelled during foraging, a strategy well known as path integration....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-11-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16838
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050451

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