• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Describe different ways in which animals can communicate and give some examples of each.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

30/04/2010 4. How do animals communicate? 1a.what is communication? Communication is behaviour that influences the actions of other individuals. 1b.what does communication consist of? -making sounds -giving signals (e.g. special 'dances' in honeybees) -releasing chemicals called pheromones into the environment 2. Explain how different types of dance communicate information about the distance and direction bees must fly to find flowers. -an eight figure dance tells the other bees the direction and how far the food is. -a round dance tells the other bees that food is close by. 3. What are pheromones? -Pheromones are chemicals secreted by some animals that cause specific reactions in other animals, it makes communication possible. -A chemical hormone released by an organism for communication in the same species e.g. to attract (mating). ...read more.

Middle

They are attracted by pheromone, substance secreted by queen. - After mating, drone dies, so queen flies away alone. On average, the queen mates approximately 8 to 9 times. 5. Describe different ways in which animals can communicate and give some examples of each. -sounds: Bees communicate with each other about food sources using dances. The sounds from the movement of the bees is picked up by the tiny hairs on the bee's head. -signals for example 'dances' e.g. in the case of honeybees: Honey bee workers perform a series of movements, often referred to as the "waggle dance," to teach other workers the location of food sources - The round dance, a series of narrow circular movements, alerts colony members to the presence of food within 50 meters of the hive. ...read more.

Conclusion

-chemicals (pheromones) e.g. Honeybees check bees returning to the hive by touching them with their antennae (feelers). If the bee is from another hive, they drive it away. Pheromones play a role in the defense of the hive as well. When a worker honey bee stings, it produces a pheromone that alerts her fellow workers to the threat. That's why a careless intruder may suffer numerous stings if a honey bee colony is disturbed. Pheromones produced by the queen control reproduction in the hive. She emits pheromones that keep female workers disinterested in mating, and also uses pheromones to encourage male drones to mate with her. The queen bee produces a unique odor that tells the community she is alive and well. When a beekeeper introduces a new queen to a colony, she must keep the queen in a separate cage within the hive for several days, to familiarize the bees with her smell. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Living Things in their Environment section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Living Things in their Environment essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Heat loss from animals

    4 star(s)

    40 - 34 = 6�C this means 6�C of heat is loss. I will give the full results that have been obtained in my actual experiment these results are just a rough guide and a range of observations just to check if it is suitable.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    biology instinctive behaviour

    3 star(s)

    Entertainment . . . Lots of people grew up taking family trips to the circus, zoo, Marine Park or rodeo. Seeing animals held captive for human amusement was part of life. It was never questioned. While it is assumed that all humans, unless they have committed crime, deserve freedom, we

  1. Dog Behaviour

    Some studies that have observed dog behaviour show that just one or two reinforcements can almost guarantee the behaviour will happen again in the future. Knowledge of reinforcement, and how to be aware of it is important to understanding

  2. Investigating reflex behaviour in an invertebrate organism

    (15ml each), then a wire gauze was placed over the now water filled dishes. Equal amounts of food sources were then placed on each side of the gauze. Five woodlice were then placed on each side of the container and the lid was quickly put on and held in place with a rubber band in the middle.

  1. Investigation into Temperature Regulation in Animals

    This is called vasodilation. * Sweating occurs, and as the sweat evaporates, it cools the skin and the blood flowing near the surface. Evaporation occurs more quickly in dry air than humid air, and this is why we feel hot and sticky on a humid day.

  2. What is so special about the Orchidaceae?

    The air currents also provide an important medium for the effective dispersal of pollen and proximity to wind pollinators. The orchids display a very unique form of germination. Back in the 17th century when botanist's interest in these wonderful organisms was at it's peak their cultivation was agreed to be neigh on impossible.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work