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Desert ants are fascinating organisms for studying navigation because they inhabit an environment with few local cues but impressive distant visual cues such as tall mountains. Navigating back to the nest after foraging can be challenging with few local cues. Can insects use their panoramic view of the skyline to navigate?
The answer is yes. Paul Graham1 and Ken Cheng created an artificial skyline and let ants learn the direction to and from their nest to a feeder….
Source: Living With Insects Blog