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The Effect of Trail Pheromone and Path Confinement on Learning of Complex Routes in the Ant Lasius niger

Czaczkes, Tomer J., Weichselgartner, Tobias, Bernadou, Abel and Heinze, Jürgen (2016) The Effect of Trail Pheromone and Path Confinement on Learning of Complex Routes in the Ant Lasius niger. PLoS ONE 11 (3), e0149720.

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Abstract

Route learning is key to the survival of many central place foragers, such as bees and many ants. For ants which lay pheromone trails, the presence of a trail may act as an important source of information about whether an error has been made. The presence of trail pheromone has been demonstrated to support route learning, and the effect of pheromones on route choice have been reported to persist ...

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Item type:Article
Date:9 March 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1371/journal.pone.0149720DOI
Article ID: e0149720Other
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33590
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