Navigating While Walking Backward

Pavement Ants

The Spanish Desert Ant, Cataglyphis velox is a good model for studying orientation. They live in the desert where the landscape is flat and relatively uncluttered. Ant colonies have many individuals that can provide a pool of test subjects.

Ants that locate food will orient back to their nest using landmarks and the position of the sun. A group of scientists* placed an arena next to an ant nest and placed cookie crumbs in the arena some distance from the nests. After an ant…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.