Table 2 Descriptive statistics and results of ANOVAs comparing last five foraging bouts performed on the first day of foraging with the first five on the second day.

From: Continuous Radar Tracking Illustrates the Development of Multi-destination Routes of Bumblebees

Dependent variable Mean ± s.d. End day 1 Mean ± s.d. Start day 2 N (Bees) d.f. F P
Path length, total 603.1 ± 289.8 715.4 ± 474.3 3 1,26 1.04 0.3174
Path length, exploration legs 27.3 ± 105.8 266.8 ± 512.2 3 1,26 7.97 0.0090
Straight-line/observed path length 0.81 ± 0.16 0.65 ± 0.22 3 1,26 8.70 0.0067
Duration, total 382.2 ± 110.5 444.2 ± 378.0 3 1,26 0.0148 0.9040
Visit sequence optimality 0.56 ± 0.17 0.53 ± 0.17 3 1,26 0.211 0.6497
Straightness 0.86 ± 0.09 0.70 ± 0.11 3 1,26 18.8 0.0002
Flight path self-similarity 0.55 ± 0.17 0.43 ± 0.22 3 1,26 5.37 0.0286
Mean flight path leg similarity 0.49 ± 0.07 0.44 ± 0.15 3 1,24 2.50 0.1267