Talk:Waggle dance

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Other Uses[edit]

“See also Young's Brewery?” Is this encyclopædic? Is this necessary? —Wiki Wikardo 21:01, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

For the record, Youngs have a rather nice ale called Waggledance - I've looked the beer up on Wikipedia in the past veghead (talk) 21:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

The insect depicted in the top-most picture/diagram of the bee dance is NOT a honey bee. In fact, it is not a bee at all, but a fly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:10, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Waggle Frequency?[edit]

Does the waggle frequency vary by species or any other determined factor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:57, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I did some editing. There was a bit of redundancy and some unattributed weasel wording ("Scientists say..."). Check it out, send feedback, edit further, etc. TargetDriver (talk) 15:27, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Comments on the article[edit]

This is an interesting article. It's not extremely detailed but it has good information. I need to point out a few things regarding the text.

1. The second part of "The dance language vs. the waggle dance" is not quite clear to me. It just doesn't make any sense to point out things that bees can do even if they do not decode the waggle dance. It's just pointless.

2. The second paragraph of "Efficiency and adaptation" is not clear. "honey bee colonies routinely perform the waggle dance, but can still successfully forage when the dance is experimentally obscured" just doesn't make much sense to me, mostly because I don't understand what obscures the waggle dance.

3. The section called "Applications to operations research" is rather cryptic and not well explained.

ICE77 (talk) 05:55, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Not a bee[edit]

The image File:Bee dance.png which describes waggle dance (with the use of CI Image:Bee2.jpg for the double collage) features not a bee, but a fly. Nice to see Batesian mimicry in effect. Snjón (talk) 21:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Someone should paste a bee in the image, then, as the collage is (otherwise) very helpful. Chiswick Chap (talk) 21:34, 21 July 2015 (UTC)