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Honeybee Memory: A honeybee knows what to do and when

Zhang, Shao Wu; Schwarz, Sebastian; Pahl, Mario; Zhu, Hong; Tautz, Juergen


Honeybees have the ability to flexibly change their preference for a visual pattern according to the context in which a discrimination task is carried out. This study investigated the effect of time of day, task, as well as both parameters simultaneously, as contextual cue(s) in modulating bees' preference for a visual pattern. We carried out three series of experiments to investigate these interactions. The first series of experiments indicated that trained bees can reverse their pattern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.02522


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