Pattern discrimination by the honeybee (Apis mellifera): training on two pairs of patterns alternately.

@article{Horridge1999PatternDB,
  title={Pattern discrimination by the honeybee (Apis mellifera): training on two pairs of patterns alternately.},
  author={G Adrian Horridge},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={349-355}
}
Pattern discrimination in the honeybee was studied by training alternately with two different pairs of patterns. Individually marked bees made a forced choice from a fixed distance in a standard Y-choice maze for a reward of sugar solution. Bees were trained, first on one pair of patterns for 10min then on a second pair, and so on, alternately between the two pairs. The pairs of patterns were selected to test the hypothesis that bees have a limited number of parallel mechanisms for the… CONTINUE READING