- Male bumblebees perform learning flights on leaving a flower but not when leaving their nest
Summary: Bumblebee males leave their nest directly, but they perform learning flights when they leave artificial flowers, during which they turn back and fixate the flowers.
- Importance of the antenniform legs, but not vision, for homing by the neotropical whip spider Paraphrynus laevifrons
Summary: Tropical amblypygids inhabit structurally complex habitats, yet navigate home in the dark after a night hunting prey; olfaction appears to be important for navigation.
- Ontogeny of learning walks and the acquisition of landmark information in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis
Summary: When leaving their nest for the first time, Cataglyphis fortis ants perform a sequence of learning walks during which they learn the surrounding landmark panorama with increasing accuracy.
- Pigeon navigation: exposure to environmental odours prior to release is sufficient for homeward orientation, but not for homing
Summary: Environmental local odours perceived at the release site are sufficient for pigeons’ homeward orientation, but pigeons can successfully home only if they can rely on olfactory cues during flight beyond the release site.
- Evidence of trapline foraging in honeybees
Summary: Honeybees can learn stable foraging routes, minimising the overall travel distances between multiple flower patches.
- How to find home backwards? Navigation during rearward homing of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants
Highlighted Article: Backward-homing Cataglyphis fortis ants exhibit angular and distance gauging comparable to that of forward-homing ants.
- Effect of magnetic pulses on Caribbean spiny lobsters: implications for magnetoreception
Summary: Exposure to a strong magnetic pulse altered the orientation behavior of Caribbean spiny lobsters, a finding consistent with the hypothesis that lobsters have magnetoreceptors based on the magnetic mineral magnetite.
- Echo-acoustic flow affects flight in bats
Summary: Sensory flow is a ubiquitous principle for flight guidance, independent of the fundamentally different peripheral representation of flow across the senses of vision and echolocation.
- Head roll stabilisation in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis: implications for visual navigation
Summary: Navigating ants keep their head horizontally aligned, but not perfectly so, which has consequences for visual navigation.