Can altered magnetic field affect the foraging behaviour of ants


" The results demonstrate that changes in normal values of magnetic field affect workers behaviour of the three species. Thus, we can conclude that ants under the effect of applied magnetic fields can suffer significant changes in their foraging activities decreasing the flow of workers, increasing the travelled distance from the nest to the resource and back to the nest, in addition to time and distance to fetch the resource and decision-making, in both types of species, those which have mass recruitment, or forage individually, and that the three species are magnetosensitive, being affected by changes of low intensity in the local magnetic field." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Pereira, M. C., de Carvalho Guimar√£es, I., Acosta-Avalos, D., & Junior, W. F. A. (2019). Can altered magnetic field affect the foraging behaviour of ants?. PloS one, 14(11). ¬© 2019 Pereira et al. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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