Data from: Ants show a leftward turning bias when exploring unknown nest sites

Edmund R. Hunt, Thomas O'Shea-Wheller, Gregory F. Albery, Tamsyn H. Bridger, Mike Gumn & Nigel R. Franks
Behavioural lateralization in invertebrates is an important field of study because it may provide insights into the early origins of lateralization seen in a diversity of organisms. Here, we present evidence for a leftward turning bias in Temnothorax albipennis ants exploring nest cavities and in branching mazes, where the bias is initially obscured by thigmotaxis (wall-following) behaviour. Forward travel with a consistent turning bias in either direction is an effective nest exploration method, and a...
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