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Honeybee navigation:distance estimation in the third dimension

Dacke, Marie; Srinivasan, Mandyam V


Honeybees determine distance flown by gauging the extent to which the image of the environment moves in the eye as they fly towards their goal. Here we investigate how this visual odometer operates when a bee flies along paths that include a vertical component. By training bees to fly to a feeder along tunnels of various three-dimensional configurations, we find that the odometric signal depends only upon the total distance travelled along the path and is independent of its three-dimensional...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.002089


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