Scientists revealed Monarch Butterflies Migration cannada-Mexico
Monarchs are the only insects to migrate such a vast distance. The great migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. Scholars from Biologists and Mathematicians set out to recreate the internal compass they use to navigate on that journey. Mathematician prof explained that he wants to know how biological systems are wired and what rules we can learn from them.”They end up in a particular location in Central Mexico after two months of flight, saving energy and only using a few cues.”
“We identified that the input cues depend entirely on the Sun,” explained Prof Shlizerman.
“One is the horizontal position of the Sun and the other is keeping the time of day.
Biologist colleagues said to record directly from neurons in the butterflies antennae and eyes.This consisted of two control mechanisms – one based on the timekeeping “clock” neurons in the butterflies antennae and the other from what are called azimuth neurons in their eyes. These monitor the position of the Sun.
Monarch Butterflies Migration can be Helpful in Robotics
“We can take these concepts to produce robotic versions of these systems – something [that is] powered by and that navigates by the Sun.” How the signals are indicated in Butterflies Migration“.The circuit gets those two signals then matches them, according to how it’s wired, to control signals that tell the system if a correction is needed to stay on the correct course,Their numbers are decreasing, so we want to keep this insect – the only one that migrates these huge distances – with us for many years.It’s a very interesting application that could follow the butterflies and even help maintain them.