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Giulia Beltrami, Antonio Parretta, Ferruccio Petrucci, Paola Buttini, Cristiano Bertolucci, Augusto Foà
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (18): 3200–3206.
Published: 15 September 2012
... blue polarized light. Overall, the present results demonstrate that perception of linear polarization in the blue is necessary – and sufficient – for a proper functioning of the sky polarization compass of ruin lizards. This may be adaptively important, as detection of polarized light in the blue...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (3): 526–535.
Published: 1 February 2012
.... 2012 Cataglyphis polarization compass e-vector sky compass navigation path integration idiothetic Desert ants ( Cataglyphis fortis ) perform large-scale foraging excursions from which they return to their inconspicuous nest entrances on the shortest path possible, by means...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (17): 3301–3308.
Published: 1 September 2006
... for the polarization compass to infer travelling directions. Animals that had performed at least three successful foraging trips between the feeder and the nest, as indicated by their unhesitating passage of the covered segment of the channel, were captured and transferred in a lightproof container to a test field...
J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (17): 2933–2942.
Published: 1 September 2001
... of the visual system, because the angle rather than the degree of polarization is the most important optical cue used in the polarization compass. Hence, the clouds reduce the extent of sky polarization pattern that is useful for animal orientation much less than has hitherto been assumed. We further...