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Title: Method for training honeybees to respond to olfactory stimuli and enhancement of memory retention therein

Abstract

A specialized conditioning protocol for honeybees that is designed for use within a complex agricultural ecosystem. This method ensures that the conditioned bees will be less likely to exhibit a conditioned response to uninfected plants, a false positive response that would render such a biological sensor unreliable for agricultural decision support. Also described is a superboosting training regime that allows training without the aid of expensive equipment and protocols for training in out in the field. Also described is a memory enhancing cocktail that aids in long term memory retention of a vapor signature. This allows the bees to be used in the field for longer durations and with fewer bees trained overall.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1230011
Patent Number(s):
9,210,914
Application Number:
13/439,825
Assignee:
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

McCade, Kirsten J., Wingo, Robert M., Haarmann, Timothy K., Sutherland, Andrew, and Gubler, Walter D. Method for training honeybees to respond to olfactory stimuli and enhancement of memory retention therein. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
McCade, Kirsten J., Wingo, Robert M., Haarmann, Timothy K., Sutherland, Andrew, & Gubler, Walter D. Method for training honeybees to respond to olfactory stimuli and enhancement of memory retention therein. United States.
McCade, Kirsten J., Wingo, Robert M., Haarmann, Timothy K., Sutherland, Andrew, and Gubler, Walter D. Tue . "Method for training honeybees to respond to olfactory stimuli and enhancement of memory retention therein". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1230011.
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author = {McCade, Kirsten J. and Wingo, Robert M. and Haarmann, Timothy K. and Sutherland, Andrew and Gubler, Walter D.},
abstractNote = {A specialized conditioning protocol for honeybees that is designed for use within a complex agricultural ecosystem. This method ensures that the conditioned bees will be less likely to exhibit a conditioned response to uninfected plants, a false positive response that would render such a biological sensor unreliable for agricultural decision support. Also described is a superboosting training regime that allows training without the aid of expensive equipment and protocols for training in out in the field. Also described is a memory enhancing cocktail that aids in long term memory retention of a vapor signature. This allows the bees to be used in the field for longer durations and with fewer bees trained overall.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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