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Internal organs of the Honey bee.

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I have just placed a number of slides onto Microscopy UK forum which is all to do with all aspects of Microscopy.

I thought you guy's over the "pond" might like a glimps.

I will place the last five on the next reply section.




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Here are the remaing five;






Please feel free to ask any questions.



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That's some good stuff, now if I only knew what I was looking at.

Hi G3

G3farms said:
now if I only knew what I was looking at.
I was hoping someone might tell me what all the lumps and bumps were?

I'll try and explain.
I am a microscopist, and that entails dissection of insects etc.
So I dissect the Honey bee to show members what makers 'her' 'him' tick and the internal organs department.

What i have shown above is the oesophagus which runs from the mouth through the head into the thorax and finally into the abdomen.
Then we have the Honey sac or Crop in which she stores water and or nectar to bring that back to the hive.
Before anything enters the ventriculus (stomach) there is the proventriculus which is there to stop any liquids passing into the stomach. This is like a four cornered pouch and it collects all the pollen grains in the recess of the pouch.
Once food has been passed through to the stomach, then the enzymes in the stomach begin to do the job of passing the good stuff to the blood and the bad stuff into the small intestine.

The Malpighain tubles which are situated above the small intestine act as our kidney's do and collect all the unwanted rubish from the blood, and pass this muck into the small intestine.

The small intestine which is normally twisted joins the pyloric valve stores the unwanted material before being passed into the rectum.

In the rectum we can see pollen husks that need to be voided.
Then all the rubbish is passed out of the anus when out on their flights for forage.

This has been a very quick guide to what is above and I hope it has helped.

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Thanks for the biology lesson, this ol' ******* don't understand them big words :lol:

That is really some fasinating work you are doing.

Do you happen to have any pics of wax or eggs that are hatching.

Well, after skinning most of my food while growing up, and playing in the guts, I can follow it fairly well with the mammal names like stomach and kidney being intro-fused into the lesson. I couldn't have otherwise. Thanks for that, Bcrazy.

Now, is the rectum, or the pyloric valve, or both combined, equal to the large intestine?
Very Nice Bcrazy, keep those slides coming with descriptions. Disease slides would be nice, so I can compare what I am looking at. I'm still learning my microscope, and will get a nicer one someday. Its fun. Mines just a play one, but I can take videos with it. Creepy crawley mites are yucky up close, alien looking. :)
thanks for the autopsy report, any thing on the respitory system, spiricles like other insects location in abdomen or in throax like some wasps :?:
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