Homing and orientation in Rana pipiens

TitleHoming and orientation in Rana pipiens
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1967
AuthorsDole JWalter
JournalAmerican Zoologist

In a field study of the behavior of displaced Rana pipiens, using a trailing device to follow movements, it was found that adults displaced relatively short distances (to about 1 km) generally oriented correctly in the homeward direction and usually homed successfully. Animals displaced greater distances showed no evidence of homeward orientation. Blinded frogs displaced up to 800 m oriented and homed as successfully as normal frogs, from both upwind and downwind of home. Anosmic animals appeared to be disoriented.