Ant Navigation: Reading Geometrical Signposts

Collett, Thomas S. and Waxman, David (2005) Ant Navigation: Reading Geometrical Signposts. Current Biology, 15 (5). R171-R173. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

Ants often travel along complex pheromone trail systems between their nest and foraging areas. A new and surprising discovery is that Pharaoh's ants can work out from the geometry of individual branch points on the trail whether they are heading towards or away from the nest.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Depositing User: David Waxman
Date Deposited: 08 May 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/762
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