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Desert ants (Melophorus bagoti) navigating with robustness to distortions of the natural panorama

Schwarz, S.; Julle-Daniere, E.; Morin, L.; Schultheiss, Patrick; Wystrach, A.; Ives, J.; Cheng, K.

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Many insects are known to use the terrestrial visual panorama for navigation. Research suggests that large-scale panoramic properties are often used for orientation rather than individual objects, usually called landmarks. We degraded the natural panorama encountered by Australian red honey ants, Melophorus bagoti, to test how robust their orientation based on the terrestrial panorama is. Foraging ants were lured to a feeder at a constant location. Trained ants were allowed to run home...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67020
Source: Insectes Sociaux
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-014-0364-4

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