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Bees see colors.
« on: October 06, 2004, 10:24:03 AM »
Bees see colors but not red, Source, The Honey bee by David Gould and his wife.
They also see in the uv spectrum. A black light held over a flower showes a path (called a honey path) to the pollen and nectar of a flower.
I found that intresting. and since there isn't any explation as to what they see instead of red I wonder why suits are not red rather than white?
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Re: Bees see colors.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2004, 11:15:24 AM »
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I found that intresting. and since there isn't any explation as to what they see instead of red I wonder why suits are not red rather than white?
 :D Al


If they don't see red at all, it would be equal to using a black suit. You won't get invisible, but black (since black means no light rays sensed by the eyes).  And I doub't a black suit would be a good idea :D

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 12:55:11 PM »
See the world through the eyes of a honey bee:

Here is a page about how scientists think honeybees sees.  You can choose from a set of pictures and see how the bees look at them

http://cvs.anu.edu.au/andy/beye/beyehome.html

(the parameter tweaking possibility in the submit area don't work though)


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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 01:20:05 PM »
That was pretty cool
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Re: Bees see colors.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004, 01:24:12 PM »
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Bees see colors........I wonder why suits are not red rather than white?
 :D Al


I have tied to use blue udes shirt when  nursing bees. They attach agaist blue. It is imposible wear.

Carl von Frisch have got Nobel price from his studies with bees and other animals' behaviour.
http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/1973/frisch-autobio.html

http://www.sewanee.edu/chem/Chem&Art/Detail_Pages/ColorProjects_2003/Crone/

DECODING THE LANGUAGE OF THE BEE
Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1973
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KARL VON FRISCH†
http://nobelprize.org/medicine/laureates/1973/frisch-lecture.pdf

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2004, 08:35:46 AM »
Finman,

Thank you so much for the link to Carl von Frisch Nobel lecture notes.  Really interresting reading!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2004, 10:49:22 AM »
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Finman,

Thank you so much for the link to Carl von Frisch Nobel lecture notes.  Really interresting reading!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2004, 07:20:25 PM »
Are you saying one should not wear blue???

Oh man I'm in trouble. All I wear is blue shirts and blue jeans.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2004, 09:05:09 PM »
Don't worry--I always wore jeans, and the girls didn't mind. Usually, I wore some kind of white/gray sleeveless or short sleeved shirt, and they were ok with that, too. Since I'm very fair skinned, my arms count as white. :)
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2004, 12:51:40 AM »
I've worn light blue t-shirts a number of times this summer when manipulating my hives and I wasn't stung or bothered any more than when I wore a light grey or a white shirt.

 

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