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Do ants need discrete snapshots?

It is well established in the literature that a single view of the world is unique to the location from where the view was perceived/stored. This leads to the idea of snapshot guidance to a single goal. A logical extension is to imagine routes could be composed of multiple snapshots which an ant uses in a sequence – an idea which was strongly suggested by specific experimental evidence. Here we present modelling results which show how evidence that had
suggested the use of discrete snapshots can in fact be produced with a mechanism that does not use discrete snapshots.

Antoine Wystrach, Michael Mangan, Andrew Philippides and Paul Graham (2013) Snapshots in ants? New interpretations of paradigmatic experiments. J Exp Biol 216:1766-1770

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