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Subtle changes in the landmark panorama disrupt visual navigation in a nocturnal bull ant

Narendra, Ajay; Fiorella

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The ability of ants to navigate when the visual landmark information is altered has often been tested by creating large and artificial discrepancies in their visual environment. Here, we had an opportunity to slightly modify the natural visual environment around the nest of the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis We achieved this by felling three dead trees, two located along the typical route followed by the foragers of that particular nest and one in a direction perpendicular to their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-04-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/234545
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0068

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