Re-Visiting of Plentiful Food Sources and Food Search Strategies in Desert Ants

  title={Re-Visiting of Plentiful Food Sources and Food Search Strategies in Desert Ants},
  author={Harald Wolf and Matthias Wittlinger and Siegfried Bolek},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
North African desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis, are established model organisms in animal navigation research. Cataglyphis re-visit plentiful feeding sites, but their decision to return to a feeder and the organization of food searches has been little studied. Here we provide a review of recent advances regarding this topic. At least two parameters determine the ants' assessment of site quality, namely, amount of food available and reliability of food encounter on subsequent visits. The amount… CONTINUE READING
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