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The role of attractive and repellent scene memories in ant homing (Myrmecia croslandi)

Murray, Trevor; Kocsi, Zoltan; Dahmen, Hansjurgen; Narendra, Ajay; Le Moel, Florent; Wystrach, Antoine; Zeil, Jochen


Solitary foraging ants rely on vision when travelling along routes and when pinpointing their nest. We tethered foragers of Myrmecia croslandi on a trackball and recorded their intended movements when the trackball was located on their normal foraging corridor (on-route), above their nest and at a location several metres away where they have never been before (off-route). We found that at on- and off-route locations, most ants walk in the nest or foraging direction and continue to do so for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.210021
Access Rights: Open Access


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