Behavioral analysis of light intensity discrimination and spectral sensitivity in the honey bee,Apis mellifera

@article{Labhart2004BehavioralAO,
  title={Behavioral analysis of light intensity discrimination and spectral sensitivity in the honey bee,Apis mellifera},
  author={Thomas Labhart},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={95},
  pages={203-216}
}
1. The spontaneous choice behavior of bees between two lights—a reference light of constant intensity (I c) and a test light of variable intensity (I v )—was tested by means of a binary choice apparatus. 2. The intensity discrimination threshold for white light was determined in an intensity range of five powers of ten. Defining 65% choice frequency as reaction threshold, an intensity difference of 14.5% is perceived at the highest intensity tested (I c=3.6 W/m2=relative intensity 1). This… CONTINUE READING

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