Past Experience: a Help or a Hindrance to Vespula germanica Foragers?

@article{Lozada2010PastEA,
  title={Past Experience: a Help or a Hindrance to Vespula germanica Foragers?},
  author={M. Remedios Lozada and Paola D’Adamo},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={159-166}
}
In this study we investigate associative learning related to food location in Vespula germanica social wasps. Wasps were trained to associate a certain location with food, and their behaviour after food displacement was recorded. The effect of a different number of previous feeding experiences on the detection of the novel food source was evaluated. When these wasps associated a certain location with food, they returned to the original site despite the fact that food was no longer available… CONTINUE READING
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