The sensitivity of the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymeonoptera: Apidae), brain volume and density to behavior (plasticity) makes it a great model for exploring the interactions between experience, behavior, and brain structure. Plasticity in the adult bee brain has been demonstrated in previous experiments. This experiment was conducted to identify the potentials and limitations of MicroCT (micro computed tomograpy) scanning “live” bees as a more comprehensive, noninvasive method for brain morphology and physiology.
Greco, M., Tong, J., Soleimani, M., Bell, D., & Schäfer, M. O. (2012). Imaging live bee brains using minimally-invasive diagnostic radioentomology. Journal of Insect Science, 12(1), 1-7. . https://doi.org/10.1673/031.012.8901