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  1. Here is a fascinating slow motion video of the pollination technique employed by the Blue Banded Bee, Amegilla cingulata.

    There is a whole industry building around this bee, as it uses a special technique for certain plants, like the tomato, which cannot be pollinated by the regular bees, as the pollen is held in small capsules.

    The bee grips the part of the flower with its jaws. Then it somehow switches off its wings from the muscle, and uses the vibrating muscle to nod its head, thus shaking the bloom and releasing the encapsulated pollen.

    Dave
    Replied 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  2. You can add the video to the species too.
    http://www.jungledragon.com/specie/8507/videos
    Replied 3 years ago
  3. I just added it to the cingulata, which is the Australian species.

    Thanks.

    Dave
    Replied 3 years ago
  4. Sorry, I've got the wrong one. It's here:
    http://www.jungledragon.com/specie/3246/videos
    Replied 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
  5. Nah! you didn't have the wrong one, I edited the post to cingulata, as the video is all about pollination in Australia, so was most unlikely to be zonata.

    Dave
    Replied 3 years ago
  6. Hum, I was wondering how that happened... Replied 3 years ago
  7. That is stunning Dave, thank you for sharing! Replied 3 years ago

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