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Honeybee navigation: following routes using polarized-light cues

Kraft-Klaunzer, Petra; Evangelista, C; Dacke, Marie; Labhart, T; Srinivasan, Mandyam V


While it is generally accepted that honeybees (Apis mellifera) are capable of using the pattern of polarized light in the sky to navigate to a food source, there is little or no direct behavioural evidence that they actually do so. We have examined whether bees can be trained to find their way through a maze composed of four interconnected tunnels, by using directional information provided by polarized light illumination from the ceilings of the tunnels. The results show that bees can learn...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society: B- Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2010.0203


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