Preparing the scents

Preparing the CS scents. A variety of floral and non-floral scents may be used as conditioned stimuli. The scent is applied with a wooden applicator onto a small piece of filter paper. The filter paper is attached to the plunger of the syringe with a thumbtack.
Close-up of a CS syringe.
Applying a CS odor to the filter paper.
A CS syringe ready for use.

Preparing the US

Preparing the US. All that is needed is a sweet sucrose solution. One way to apply the US is with a syringe.
A less expensive way to apply the US is with a piece of filter paper.

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In the Harness
Sample Conditioning Data

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Collecting the Bees
Putting the Bees in tubes

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