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Topic: 5 types of dances

10th November 2017 at 12:25pm

BenC
Newent

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Hi, I am just doing some last minute cramming for Module 6 tomorrow and I am looking at a question from March 2013: name 5 different types of dance.  I hav:

Waggle

Round

DVAV

Buzzing runs

but now I can't think of any more unless you can split waggle into food dances and those used for dancing about a new home for a swarm.  Or are there other dances I am missing?
10th November 2017 at 1:39pm

Nigel Pringle
North Yorkshire

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Sickle, tremble, jostling, shaking, spasmodic and grooming dances  are some you are missing.

Last edited at 1:58pm on the 10th November by Nigel Pringle

10th November 2017 at 2:00pm

Gerry Collins
Doncaster

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other dances to consider  include

—Tremble dance :—Carried out by returning nectar laden forager if she experiences  a long unloading delay . She shakes her body back and forth while rotating her body axis by 50 degrees every second or so and  while walking slowly across the comb—This dance  is used  to recruit more foodstoring bees  to receive nectar from foragers. Also stops the recruitment of additional foragers  as it inhibits waggle dancing.

Jostling run : —Returning successful scouts run at and push aside their nest mates .—May be used to alert bees on a comb that a waggle/round dance is about to be performed.

Shaking dance: —Performed by a worker that requires grooming. —While being otherwise stationary (ie not walking) the worker shakes her body rapidly from side to side to induce nearby workers to come and groom her

Spasmodic dance:  food distibution interspersed with short tailed-wagging movements and assumed to be  allerting bees to forthcoming information about resources.

Also don't foget the sickle ( a transitional dance half way between waggle and round)

All of the above info  from chapter 9 in Winston

 

Best of luck to everyone taking module exams tomorrow. Please keep it concise and don't waffle, try and write legibly as some one has to read, interpret  and mark it!

Last edited at 2:08pm on the 10th November by Gerry Collins

10th November 2017 at 2:31pm

CDSinUK
South East Gloucestershire

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Beekeeper Dance for those wearing black socks (courtesy of Far Side I think)
10th November 2017 at 2:40pm

BenC
Newent

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Great.  Thank you all for your responses.  Although I might refrain from mentioning the Beekeeper Dance ;-)

Last edited at 2:40pm on the 10th November by BenC

10th November 2017 at 7:55pm

Nigel Pringle
North Yorkshire

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Stick it down as number 6....there might be (for example) 5 points for a question....but if one of your 5 points is not on the list you lose 1 p;oint..best to go for 7.

Last edited at 8:02pm on the 10th November by Nigel Pringle

11th November 2017 at 10:13pm

BenC
Newent

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Well that question acutally came up in the exam today so a real result!  Thanks again for getting me some marks!
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