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9/18/09 1 BioNB 2210 Lecture 10: How Bees Find Their Way BioNB 2210 Lecture 10: How Bees Find Their Way
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9/18/09 2 Spatial scale of a bee’s travels 6 km (3.6 mile) trip for bee = 600 km (360 mile) trip for human Boston to Washington, D.C. 0 1.8 3.6 5.4 miles Techniques of orientation to a specific target Beacon X
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9/18/09 3 Techniques of orientation to a specific location Beacon X Piloting X landmarks Techniques of orientation to a specific location Beacon X Piloting X X Dead Reckoning landmarks compass, odometer, path integrator
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9/18/09 4 Techniques of orientation to a specific location Beacon X Piloting Dead Reckoning X X landmarks map, compass True navigation X compass, odometer, path integrator N N 1. Orientation when near the goal (animal can use stimuli emanating from goal) Use beacons/nearby landmarks (memorized when leaving home)
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9/18/09 5 How are nearby landmarks used? “Snapshot Matching” Bees have photographic memory!!! 2. Orientation when far from the goal (cannot use stimuli emanating from goal) X landmarks Use familiar landmarks along the way (piloting)?
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