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- Collett, Thomas S.; Collett, Matthew
- Journal of comparative physiology 2015 v.201 no.6 pp. 617-630
- Cataglyphis; desert insects; honey bees; nests
- ... Insects such as desert ants and honeybees use visual memories to travel along familiar routes between their nest and a food-site. We trained Cataglyphis fortis foragers along a two-segment route to investigate whether they encode the lengths of route segments over which visual cues remain approximately constant. Our results support earlier studies suggesting that such route-segment odometry exists ...
- Srinivasan, Mandyam V.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2015 v.201 no.6 pp. 533-546
- Apis mellifera; Cataglyphis; animals; honey bees
- ... Animals that travel large distances in search of food need to be equipped with navigation systems that are capable of keeping track of the distance and direction of travel throughout their outbound journey, so that they may return home expeditiously and without losing their way. The challenge of homing is especially acute when the environment is devoid of landmarks. Desert ants and honeybees are a ...