Christian Lichtenau

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Analysis of the relation between the variance of the codes in the waggle dance and the variance of the search flights of rcruits

(master thesis)

I am studying the relationship between the direction and distance code of the waggle dance and the distribution of outbound flights of recruited bees. A group of bees was trained to a feeder and the dances video recorded. At the same time the flight of recruits were recorded with the harmonic radar. I am using a tracking system for the videos developed by Prof. T. Landgraf of the information sciences (FU).