The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed

@article{Wittlinger2007TheDA,
  title={The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed},
  author={Matthias Wittlinger and R{\"u}diger Wehner and Harald Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={210},
  pages={198 - 207}
}
SUMMARY Desert ants, Cataglyphis, use path integration as a major means of navigation. Path integration requires measurement of two parameters, namely, direction and distance of travel. Directional information is provided by a celestial compass, whereas distance measurement is accomplished by a stride integrator, or pedometer. Here we examine the recently demonstrated pedometer function in more detail. By manipulating leg lengths in foraging desert ants we could also change their stride lengths… 

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