Ants use the panoramic skyline as a visual cue during navigation

@article{Graham2009AntsUT,
  title={Ants use the panoramic skyline as a visual cue during navigation},
  author={Paul Graham and Ken Cheng},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R935-R937}
}
Foragers of many ant species learn long, visually guided routes between their nest and profitable feeding grounds [1], [2] and [3]. The sensorimotor mechanisms underpinning the use of visual landmarks are much studied [3], but much less is known about how ants extract reliable visual landmark information from a complex visual scene. For navigation, useful visual information should be reliably identifiable across multiple journeys in differing lighting conditions, and one such robust source of… CONTINUE READING

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