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

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Czaczkes, Tomer J. ; Weichselgartner, Tobias ; Bernadou, Abel ; Heinze, Jürgen
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Apr 2016 15:13


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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