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The learning walks of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Zeil, Jochen; Fleischmann, Pauline N.


When transitioning from in-nest duties to their foraging life outside the nest, ants perform a series of highly choreographed learning walks around the nest entrance, before leaving to forage for the first time. These learning walks have been described in detail only for a few species of ants, but a pattern of similarities and differences is emerging that we review here with an emphasis on understanding the functional significance of this learning process for efficient homing in ants. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-07-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Myrmecological News
DOI: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_029:093
Access Rights: Open Access


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