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M.A. Vargas ; O.A. Forero ; J.F. Pabón ; J.A. Plaza ;Ingeniería e Investigación 2012, 32 2

Author: H. Paz

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Ingeniería e Investigación ISSN: 0120-5609 revii_bog@unal.edu.co Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Paz, H.; Vargas, M.A.; Forero, O.A.; Pabón, J.F.; Plaza, J.A. Local distortion of the earths magnetic field as a proposal for handling the leafcutter ant species Atta spp.
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Ingeniería e Investigación, vol.
32, núm.
2, mayo-agosto, 2012, pp.
28-33 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=64323232006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative INGENIERÍA E INVESTIGACIÓN VOL.
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2, AUGUST 2012 (28-33) Local distortion of the earth’s magnetic field as a proposal for handling the leafcutter ant species Atta spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Distorsión local de campo magnético terrestre como una propuesta de manejo de una especie de hormiga arriera Atta spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Paz H.1, Vargas M.A.2, Forero O.A.3, Pabón J.F.4, Plaza J.A.5 ABSTRACT Studies regarding the spatial orientation of social insects (bees, termites and ants) concerning their search for food, foraging and transporting it have received considerable attention during the last few years.
Such studies have been aimed at learning so as to apply it to robotics (multiagents) and ecological pest control.
However, little is known about the types of orientation mechanism and their integration in such insects.
This article presents some geomagnetic field detection studies dealing with controlling them by magnetotaxis or orientation experiments in Sasaima (Cundinamarca) to formulate an ecological management proposal for ants from this species which greatly affect Colombian agriculture. Keywords: Atta spp.
leafcutter ant, geomagnetic field, orientation, ecolo...





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