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Sucrose responsiveness and behavioral plasticity in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
This review will focus on the relationships between sensory responses of bees and behavior. Sensory responsiveness constrains individual foraging plasticity and skews collective foraging decisions ofExpand
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The Development and Evolution of Division of Labor and Foraging Specialization in a Social Insect (Apis mellifera L.)
How does complex social behavior evolve? What are the developmental building blocks of division of labor and specialization, the hallmarks of insect societies? Studies have revealed the developmentalExpand
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Behavioural pharmacology of octopamine, tyramine and dopamine in honey bees
In the honey bee, responsiveness to sucrose correlates with many behavioural parameters such as age of first foraging, foraging role and learning. Sucrose responsiveness can be measured using theExpand
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The Effects of Genotype, Foraging Role, and Sucrose Responsiveness on the Tactile Learning Performance of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.)
We analyzed sucrose responsiveness and associative tactile learning in two genetic strains of honey bees under laboratory conditions. These strains differ in their foraging behavior. Bees of theExpand
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Tactile learning and the individual evaluation of the reward in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)
Abstract Using the proboscis extension response we conditioned pollen and nectar foragers of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) to tactile patterns under laboratory conditions. Pollen foragersExpand
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Sensory responsiveness and the effects of equal subjective rewards on tactile learning and memory of honeybees.
In tactile learning, sucrose is the unconditioned stimulus and reward, which is usually applied to the antenna to elicit proboscis extension and which the bee can drink when it is subsequentlyExpand
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Variation in water and sucrose responsiveness during the foraging season affects proboscis extension learning in honey bees
Honey bee foragers often show a variation in laboratory proboscis extension learning during the foraging season, making comparisons between experiments difficult. We analysed whether the seasonalExpand
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Responsiveness to sucrose affects tactile and olfactory learning in preforaging honey bees of two genetic strains
Using sucrose solution as reward, we conditioned preforaging honey bees of two genetic strains to tactile stimuli or to odours. Acquisition, extinction of conditioned responses and discriminationExpand
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Responsiveness to sucrose and habituation of the proboscis extension response in honey bees
  • R. Scheiner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 5 June 2004
In honey bees, complex behaviours such as associative learning correlate with responsiveness to sucrose. In these behaviours, the subjective evaluation of a sucrose stimulus influences theExpand
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Standard methods for behavioural studies of Apis mellifera
Summary In this BEEBOOK paper we present a set of established methods for quantifying honey bee behaviour. We start with general methods for preparing bees for behavioural assays. Then we introduceExpand
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