Functional characteristics of photoreceptors in the compound eye and ocellus of the desert ant,Cataglyphis bicolor

@article{Mote2004FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional characteristics of photoreceptors in the compound eye and ocellus of the desert ant,Cataglyphis bicolor},
  author={Michael I. Mote and R{\"u}diger Wehner},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={137},
  pages={63-71}
}
1. Intracellular recordings have been employed to measure the spectral and polarizational sensitivities of retinular cells in the compound eyes and ocelli ofCataglyphis bicolor. 2. In the central part of the compound eye the responses can be grouped into three classes. One type (VIS) has a sensitivity maximum at 506 nm and a mean sensitivity at 347 nm which is 0.7 log units lower. A second type (UV) is maximally sensitive at 347 nm and is weakly depolarized by long wavelength stimuli. The shape… CONTINUE READING