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Measuring Hypopharyngeal Gland Acinus Size in Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Workers

DOI :

10.3791/58261-v

September 14th, 2018

September 14th, 2018

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1USDA-ARS, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

Hypopharyngeal gland acinus size is a robust measure of nurse honey bee nutrition. Here, we provide a detailed protocol for dissecting, staining, imaging, and measuring nurse bee hypopharyngeal gland acini.

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