Monday, January 30, 2023

This is how bees play: a study suggests their brains are more complex than we thought

These insects have often been tested for playful qualities belonging to more intelligent species.

We can already say that bees are fickle. unsplash

The animal world is constantly evolving. Human is knowing live with other animals And much is being learned about its behavior, anatomy, and relationship with the environment. We are able to take care of the planet’s fauna, try to prevent more species from joining the species that are already at risk of extinction, and gain valuable lessons.

On this occasion, thanks to a study published in the digital medium Science Direct, we have come to know that the bee behavior This may involve more actions than feeding or collecting pollen, as it has been proven that these are small insects. able to playAs we understand the term in mammals and more evolved animals.

They have discovered a new species of bee that has an adorable “dog muzzle”.

Bees not only want the well being of the hive, but are also capable of playing havoc with their environment

Usually, from the scientific field, game in animals usually divided into three categories: which implies Mutual action With other samples, the so-called of actionwhere actions such as jumping or running are performed, and playing with objects, It would be the latter, as you can see in the video that we show you below these lines, reflected in the fickle bees. lars chitkastudy authors, Confirmation In statements collected by Ars Technica, that:

This research provides a strong indication that insect brains are much more sophisticated than we can imagine. There are many animals that play for recreational purposes only, but most examples come from young mammals and birds.

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Experiment was done, as you can see in the picture below, in the following way: 45 bees in a controlled area and Its nest was attached to a zone that started with a ballpark wooden and he gave way to another area with food, Result showed how the bees were crawling at some point colored ballsSome did it more than 100 times. yes they always did after feeding,

Description Of Experiment Done On Bees

Description of the experiment done on bees. sciencedirect

second experiment put two color coded area, First, an area was filled with wooden balls, to be removed later. When the bees had to choose their territory, the topmost preference led them to stay in the area where the colored balls had previously been. Finally, a third experiment showed that Young bees played more than adults And that male bees play longer than female bees. Samadi Galpayagestudy co-author, ends up declaring,

It’s really surprising, sometimes funny, to see bees performing something like a game. They repeatedly approach and manipulate these ‘toys’. This shows us, once again, that despite their tiny size and tiny brain, they are much more than little robotic creatures. They could indeed experience some kind of positive emotional state, even a rudimentary one, like other large fluffy, and not so fluffy, animals do.

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