Data from: How to find home backwards? Locomotion and inter-leg coordination during rearward walking of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants

Pfeffer SE, Wahl VL, Wittlinger M

Date Published: July 20, 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7k82t

 

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Title supplementary video V1 (backward walking)
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Description Shown is an ant in backward locomotion dragging a large food item. Note that the walking pattern is irregular, without any tripod coordination.
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Title supplementary video V2 (forward walking)
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Description Shown is an ant walking in tripod fashion during forward locomotion. Note that three legs are coupled and are swinging in unison, while the other three legs remain on the ground.
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Title supplementary video V3 (forward pulling)
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Description Ants prefer to walk in forward-faced orientation, as long as the shape and weight of a food item makes this possible. Shown here is an example of an ant that has a food item that is too light-weight for backward dragging and the ant pushes the item forwards towards its home nest.
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Title supplementary video V4 (backward tripod-like coordination)
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Description Shown is an ant in backward locomotion. Generally, a detailed analysis of the ants’ inter-leg coordination revealed an irregular locomotion during backward walking. However, in this video we find the tendency that the legs of one tripod group are swinging more or less simultaneously. This indicates that backward tripod coordination is per se possible.
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Pfeffer SE, Wahl VL, Wittlinger M (2016) How to find home backwards? Locomotion and inter-leg coordination during rearward walking of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 219(14): 2110-2118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.137778

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Pfeffer SE, Wahl VL, Wittlinger M (2016) Data from: How to find home backwards? Locomotion and inter-leg coordination during rearward walking of Cataglyphis fortis desert ants. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7k82t
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