Insect behaviour is observed across a wide range of insect activities – feeding, communication, locomotion, reproduction, grooming, interaction with flight patterns, host/prey detection, etc. Behaviour is also dependant upon the way insects learn and memorize specific activities as well. These behaviours are affected by a lot many factors, including the prevalent environmental causes and hazards as well.

A lot many research groups have tried to understand insect-behaviour, in entomological studies. Research groups have also attempted to train insects to get (wrong – add something) stimulus (through olfaction), and to memorize and display a specific behavioural response to the stimuli as well. However, training insects is an ordeal task that requires a lot of time on the part of the researcher as well. 

One of our solution includes an ‘Automatic Bee Trainer’ that trains multiple bees at the same time, through olfactory stimulation. It saves time for the researcher, and requires little expertise on the part of the trainer when training bees against an external stimuli (volatile compounds).

INSECT BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH

The advantages of using the ‘Automatic Bee Trainer’ include:

Efficiency

Efficiency

multiple bees (up to a 100 bees) can be trained at the same time!

Consistency

Consistency

all trainings are done in a consistent, automated manner. 

Compact Form-Factor

Compact Form-Factor

a device that has a small-footprint and requires relatively less space