Ursula Menzi

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In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest and debate about whether social insects-central-place foragers such as bees and ants-acquire and use cognitive maps, which enable the animal to steer novel courses between familiar sites . Especially in honey bees, it has been claimed that these insects indeed possess such "general landscape memories"(More)
1. The compound eyes of three species ofCamponotus ants, one exclusively nocturnal (Camponotus irritans), one crepuscular and nocturnal (Camponotus ligniperda), and the third diurnal (Camponotus detritus) are compared with respect to day/night light sensitivity changes. AsCamponotus detritus sometimes stays outside the nest during the night, the strictly(More)
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