The functions of antennal mechanoreceptors and antennal joints in tactile discrimination of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.)

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Honeybees learn and discriminate excellently between different surface structures and different forms of objects, which they scan with their antennae. The sensory plate on the antennal tip plays a key role in the perception of mechanosensory and gustatory information. It is densely covered with small tactile hairs and carries a few large taste hairs. Both… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-005-0009-1

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@article{Scheiner2005TheFO, title={The functions of antennal mechanoreceptors and antennal joints in tactile discrimination of the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.)}, author={Ricarda Scheiner and Susanne Schnitt and Joachim Erber}, journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A}, year={2005}, volume={191}, pages={857-864} }