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How honeybees measure their distance from objects of unknown size

Srinivasan, M. V.; Lehrer, M.; Zhang, S. W.; Horridge, George Adrian


Summary 1. To investigate whether bees use motion cues in the task of estimating distance, they were trained to collect a food reward on one of several ‘flowers’ of different sizes on an artificial meadow (Figs. 1, 4a, 6a). In each experiment, the height of the rewarded flower was kept constant during training. The bees were prevented from learning the sizes and positions of the flowers by varying these parameters continually during training as well as during the subsequent discrimination...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiolog
DOI: 10.1007/BF00610992


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