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- Chakravarthi, Aravin, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.12 pp. 999-1006
- Bombus terrestris; flight; insect flight; insects; nests; vision
- ... Many insects rely on vision to find food, to return to their nest and to carefully control their flight between these two locations. The amount of information available to support these tasks is, in part, dictated by the spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity of their visual systems. Here, we investigate the absolute limits of these visual properties for visually guided position and speed con ...
- Chakravarthi, Aravin, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of insect physiology 2012 v.58 no.1 pp. 75-82
- Camponotus; eggs; flight; locomotion; males; nests; phototaxis; wings
- ... A virgin ant queen has only one opportunity in her lifetime to realize her reproductive fitness when she leaves her nest for a mating flight. After successful mating she sheds her wings, excavates a nest and starts laying eggs to initiate her own colony. Here we report the results of our study on two related species of Camponotus ants – day active Camponotus paria and night active Camponotus compr ...