High precision during food recruitment of experienced (reactivated) foragers in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana (Apidae, Meliponini)

@article{Snchez2004HighPD,
  title={High precision during food recruitment of experienced (reactivated) foragers in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana (Apidae, Meliponini)},
  author={Daniel S{\'a}nchez and James C Nieh and Yann H{\'e}naut and Leopoldo Cruz and R{\'e}my Vandame},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={346-349}
}
Several studies have examined the existence of recruitment communication mechanisms in stingless bees. However, the spatial accuracy of location-specific recruitment has not been examined. Moreover, the location-specific recruitment of reactivated foragers, i.e., foragers that have previously experienced the same food source at a different location and time, has not been explicitly examined. However, such foragers may also play a significant role in colony foraging, particularly in small… CONTINUE READING

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