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J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Jun 15;207(2):211-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.03.006. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

"Beetrack": a software for 2D open field locomotion analysis in honey bees.

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Université de Picardie, Jules Verne, INSERM 24 (ERI24), Groupe de Recherche sur l'Alcool et les Pharmacodépendances, 1 rue des Louvels, F-80037 Amiens Cedex 1, France.


"Beetrack" is a complete software designed to analyze the 2D locomotor behavior of four simultaneous honey bees moving in petri dishes. Several dependent variables can be measured: traveled distance, number of jumps and % of immobility. A spatial analysis can also be performed to detect if the bees are using preferentially one part of the box. The software has been successfully tested with eight honey bees and promise to be an interesting tool in the pharmacology field.

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