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Discrimination of single bars by the honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Horridge, George Adrian

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The bees learn to come for a reward to a very simple pattern, a black bar in a fixed position on a white background, in a Y-choice apparatus, with the targets presented in the vertical plane at a fixed range. They were trained on a number of different arrangements of a single bar on one or both targets. The trained bees were then given appropriate tests to discover what cues they had learned. A cue is an essential parameter that is recognized, not the whole pattern. At the choice point they...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86667
Source: Vision Research
DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(03)00087-7

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