Sunday Night Movie: Cataglyphis

From David Attenborough's The Trials of Life (1990):

If you're interested in learning more about navigation in Cataglyphis, look for papers coming from the lab of Rüdiger Wehner.  His group has produced a stream of really top-notch research.

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The navigation issue is really interesting , but I just couldn't suppress my chuckles every time I watchd one of the little guys (gals) zipping straight back towards the nest entrance.

Ha! I show this clip every year during the 'Navigation' unit of my animal behavior classes. :) it never fails to impress.


By MC 300M Charlos (not verified) on 05 Jan 2009 #permalink