Complementary landmarks facilitate ant navigation

@article{Hunt2018ComplementaryLF,
  title={Complementary landmarks facilitate ant navigation},
  author={Edmund R Hunt and Christopher Kendall and Emma Stanbury and Ana B. Sendova-Franks and Nigel R. Franks},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2018},
  volume={157},
  pages={
          702-710
        }
}
Visual landmarks are important navigational aids to many animals, and when more than one is available their juxtaposition can convey valuable new information to a navigator about progress toward a goal, depending on the landmarks' comparative distinctiveness. We investigated the effect of presenting rock ant colonies (Temnothorax albipennis) with identical horizontal landmarks either side of their route, versus one horizontal landmark paired with a sloping landmark, as they navigated to a new… CONTINUE READING
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