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- Freas, Cody A.; Whyte, Christopher; Cheng, Ken
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.5 pp. 353-367
- Melophorus bagoti; ant nests; foraging; longevity; memory; nesting sites
- ... Visual cues commonly aid solitary foraging ants. Specifically, foragers can use the skyline where terrestrial landmarks meet the sky. Foraging ants show a remarkable affinity to retain these terrestrial cues, developing lifelong memories of the nest site panorama. Here we explore foragers’ ability to retain skyline cues of resource locations at some distance from the nest through experiments with ...