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31-03-2011, 09:28 PM
Did you know that you can ....

- train cockroaches to salivate in response to an odour stimulus?

- train honeybees to give a stinging response by associating an odour with an electric shock?!



Sadly, the first of these studies was in a place that has been seriously disrupted recently.

31-03-2011, 11:17 PM
Did you know that you can ....
- train cockroaches

Don't talk to me about cockroaches.
Graham, that's Greene rather than White, wrote quite a bit about these unsavoury characters.
Anyone who has ever lived in a developing country has waged a war against the cockroach.


01-04-2011, 09:49 AM
Gavin,that's shocking - torturing poor bees to get a stinging response.I can get one of those without reverting to torture.

01-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Hi Grizzly,

I take it you don't breed for docility then!


06-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Hi Jimbo just read your thread.Yes I do breed for docility but the best behaved bees have a little lapse from time to time.I recon I probably collect no more than 2 or 3 stings a year and then only after trapping a poor unfortunate under my fingers by being careless.