Green land and blue sea: a coloured landscape in the orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Amphipoda, Talitridae).

@article{Ugolini2006GreenLA,
  title={Green land and blue sea: a coloured landscape in the orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montagu) (Amphipoda, Talitridae).},
  author={Alberto Ugolini and Silvia Somigli and Luca Mercatelli},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={209 Pt 13},
  pages={2509-14}
}
The use of the landscape in the zonal recovery of Talitrus saltator (Montagu) was demonstrated in the past using natural and artificial landscapes. Here we evaluate the importance of colour in the landscape orientation of sandhoppers. Adult individuals of T. saltator were released in a Plexiglas bowl under the sun, with a view of an artificial landscape: a black cardboard strip or a pair of differently coloured filters, each occupying 180 degrees of the horizon. Our results not only confirm the… CONTINUE READING