Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants of the same species inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments.

@article{Cheng2012VectorbasedAL,
  title={Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants of the same species inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments.},
  author={Ken Cheng and Eliza J T Middleton and R{\"u}diger Wehner},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={215 Pt 18},
  pages={3169-74}
}
The central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti lives in a visually cluttered semi-arid habitat dotted with grass tussocks, bushes and trees. Previously, it was shown that this species has a higher propensity to switch from vector-based navigation to landmark-guided navigation compared with the North African desert ant Cataglyphis fortis, which usually inhabits a visually bare habitat. Here, we asked whether different colonies of M. bagoti, inhabiting more and less cluttered habitats, show… CONTINUE READING
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