Living With Good Vibrations

Honey Bee

Honey bees use vibrations transmitted through the honey comb for communication. The vibration of the comb vibrates the legs of the bees. A receptor that measures the extension between two leg segments, the tibia and femur was found* to produce large nerve signals (action potentials) in response to vibrations that elicited bee behaviors.

It is possible to train bees using vibration. If a platform leading to a feeding station containing a food reward is made to vibrate and a platform…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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