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Guidance by odour cues

On this BLOG the most common type of paper regards individual insect’s use of vision. But of course for any navigator, it has to be adaptive to use information from as many modalities as possible. Moreover, for social insects there is information to be provided via one nestmates. We have long known that odour cues are useful for ants in terms of pheromones, but we now know that odour cues are useful as ‘landmarks’ for individual navigators. In this nice concise review, Kathrin Steck reviews all these various uses of odour cues by homing ants.

Kathrin Steck (2012) Just follow your nose: homing by olfactory cues in ants. Current Opinion in Neurobiology.

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