Bees can sense a flower's electric field

[Read the post]


Maybe flowers call bees by exploiting their sensitivity to electric fields.

y’know how sometimes you think about brain-swapping to experience someone else’s reality to learn how they do, or have them understand something about you? man, if there were ever a case for doing that, I think I would want to do this. first, you get to fly, and then you get to feel an electric field through every hair on your body? one imagines it must be pleasing or else the bee would avoid the flowers, so… yeah.


This was a wonderful reminder of several In Search Of episodes. Or maybe it was only mentioned in one that I saw many times. They would image leaves with this technique and then poke and cut them and the images would change. I can still hear the leaves screaming…


This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.