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Insects with nests need to forage and return to the nest. Nest location in the desert ant, Cataglyphis fortis, at a longer range relies primarily on visual cues and navigation by landmarks.* At closer range, these ants can locate their nest by either olfactory or visual cues. However, when presented only with a visual cue or only an olfactory cue, the ants learn the location more slowly. Presenting both olfactory and visual cues simultaneously results in rapid learning of the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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