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Table 4.

Comparison of gustatory response scores (GRS) and acquisition scores of bees tested for retention in experiment 1 and for discrimination in experiment 2

Experiment 1
Experiment 2
Group comparisonsGRSAcquisition scoresGRSAcquisition scores
Foragers foraging for 6–13 days vs nurse bees corresponding to 6–13 days Z=0.28 P=1.00 Z=0.19 P=1.00 Z=2.08 P=0.15 Z=0.78 P=0.90 
Foragers foraging for 6–13 days vs foragers foraging for >15 days Z=0.17 P=1.00 Z=0.50 P=0.98 Z=2.20 P=0.19 Z=3.81 P⩽0.001 
Foragers foraging for > 15 days vs nurse bees corresponding to> 15 days Z=1.29 P=0.61 Z=2.53 P⩽0.05 Z=1.00 P=0.81 Z=3.91 P⩽0.001 
Nurse bees corresponding to 6–13 days vs nurse bees corresponding to > 15 days Z=1.57 P=0.41 Z=2.11 P=0.25 Z=1.22 P=0.64 Z=1.69 P=0.32 
Experiment 1
Experiment 2
Group comparisonsGRSAcquisition scoresGRSAcquisition scores
Foragers foraging for 6–13 days vs nurse bees corresponding to 6–13 days Z=0.28 P=1.00 Z=0.19 P=1.00 Z=2.08 P=0.15 Z=0.78 P=0.90 
Foragers foraging for 6–13 days vs foragers foraging for >15 days Z=0.17 P=1.00 Z=0.50 P=0.98 Z=2.20 P=0.19 Z=3.81 P⩽0.001 
Foragers foraging for > 15 days vs nurse bees corresponding to> 15 days Z=1.29 P=0.61 Z=2.53 P⩽0.05 Z=1.00 P=0.81 Z=3.91 P⩽0.001 
Nurse bees corresponding to 6–13 days vs nurse bees corresponding to > 15 days Z=1.57 P=0.41 Z=2.11 P=0.25 Z=1.22 P=0.64 Z=1.69 P=0.32 

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