Orientation responses animals
Definitions for the key terminology used when describing the orientation responses of animals
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created December 1, 2016
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|Taxis||directional, towards or away, positive or negative, environmental cue||A directional response towards or away from an environmental stimulus coming from one direction only||Moths to a flame|
|Kinesis||Random, intensity of the stimulus||A random response due to an environmental stimulus that varies in intensity||Ants that scatter when the rock is lifted|
|Migration||complex, timed, environmental changes, group, regular long distances||A mass movemet of large groups af animals from one area to another due to improved environmental conditions on the other side, often involves a return journey.||Monarch butterflies|
|Homing||Short journey, foraging, finding food or mates daily||A short distance return journey from the nest site to find food or mates||Bees leaving the hive|