Minding the gap: Learning and visual scanning behaviour in nocturnal bull ants

Muzahid Islam, Sudhakar Deeti, J. Frances Kamhi & Ken Cheng
Insects possess small brains but exhibit sophisticated behaviour, specifically their ability to learn to navigate within complex environments. To understand how they learn to navigate in a cluttered environment, we focused on learning and visual scanning behaviour in the Australian nocturnal bull ant, Myrmecia midas, which are exceptional visual navigators. We tested how individual ants learn to detour via a gap and how they cope with substantial spatial changes over trips. Homing M. midas ants...
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