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Acquiring, retaining and integrating memories of the outbound distance in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti

Narendra, Ajay; Cheng, Ken; Wehner, Rudiger

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Estimation of distance travelled (odometry) forms a vital part of navigation for solitarily foraging ants. In this study we investigated the properties of odometric memory in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Ants were trained to travel in linear channels to a feeder placed at 6 m or 12 m from the nest. We determined if the ability to estimate distances accurately increased with experience. We also determined the delay at which the odometric memory started to decay at both these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53275
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.02678

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