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Influence of flight time and flight environment on distance communication by dancing honey bees

Barron, Andrew; Zhu, Hong; Robinson, Gene E; Srinivasan, Mandyam V

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Forager honey bees communicate the distance of food sources to nest mates through waggle dances, but how do bees measure these distances? Recent work suggests that bees measure distance flown in terms of the extent of image motion (integrated optic flow)

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76664
Source: Insectes Sociaux
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-005-0827-8

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