Olfactory and tactile cues can guide near-distance location of a refuge by whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi)

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Abstract

Clipping off a whip spider's antenniform leg tips prevents effective navigation.
As well as olfaction, clipping disrupts mechanosensation (and others).
As well as odour, whip spiders can use tactile cues to locate a familiar refuge.
Whip spider navigation probably relies on sensory cues in multiple modalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e2
JournalAnimal Behaviour
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • homing
  • mechanosensation
  • navigation
  • sensory ablation

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