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Search strategies of ants in landmark-rich habitats

Narendra, Ajay; Cheng, Ken; Sulikowski, Danielle; Wehner, Rudiger


Search is an important tool in an ant's navigational toolbox to relocate food sources and find the inconspicuous nest entrance. In habitats where landmark information is sparse, homing ants travel their entire home vector before searching systematically with ever increasing loops. Search strategies have not been previously investigated in ants that inhabit landmark-rich habitats where they typically establish stereotypical routes. Here we examine the search strategy in one such ant, Melophorus...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-008-0365-8


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