Table 2.

Changes of individual preference for a specified pattern in four successive periods

Feeder Hive
ExperimentPeriod 1 (09:30-11:30 h)Period 2 (11:30-14:30 h)Period 3 (14:40-16:30 h)Period 4 (16:30-09:30 h)Period 1 (09:30-11:30 h)Period 2 (11:30-14:30 h)Period 3 (14:40-16:30 h)Period 4 (16:30-09:30 h)
Series 1↑ 92.9%⇓ 92.9%↓ 85.7%⇑ 100%↑ 71.4%⇓ 78.6%↓ 78.6%⇑ 86.7%
Series 3↑ 78.6%⇓ 100%↓ 100%⇑ 78.6%↓ 78.6%⇑ 100%↑ 85.7%⇓ 92.9%
  • The symbol ↑ denotes an increase in choice frequency in favor of the specified pattern; ↓ denotes a decrease in choice frequency; a downward double-arrow denotes a tendency towards the specified pattern; an upward double-arrow denotes a tendency towards the opposite preference.