Monday, July 14, 2008

Washboarding observed

Okay, taking a closer look at the behavior with full motion, reveals something different: Sort of a dance or waggle back and forth. It is easily discerned in this video of the Minnesota Hygienics being well, hygienic. This cleaning behavior is called "washboarding". It is not well understood, but here is the video:

The Italian hive is up to the same shenanigans, but they aren't quite so organized about it:

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