Magnetoreception in eusocial insects: an update.

  title={Magnetoreception in eusocial insects: an update.},
  author={Eliane Wajnberg and Daniel Acosta-Avalos and Odivaldo Cambraia Alves and Jandira Ferreira de Oliveira and Robert B. Srygley and Darci Motta de Souza Esquivel},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={7 Suppl 2},
Behavioural experiments for magnetoreception in eusocial insects in the last decade are reviewed. Ants and bees use the geomagnetic field to orient and navigate in areas around their nests and along migratory paths. Bees show sensitivity to small changes in magnetic fields in conditioning experiments and when exiting the hive. For the first time, the magnetic properties of the nanoparticles found in eusocial insects, obtained by magnetic techniques and electron microscopy, are reviewed… CONTINUE READING


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