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Long-term retention of skyline memories

Ants foragers live short lives but within that they must pack a lot in. Foraging drives navigation skills which require specific types of memory, the memory for panoramic scenes being one such navigational memory. Here, Freas et al., show that ants can remember navigationally useful panoramic scenes for over 5 days, which is longer than their average foraging life.

Freas, C. A., Whyte, C., & Cheng, K. (2017). Skyline retention and retroactive interference in the navigating Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 1-15.
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