Respiratory System of the Honey Bee
Scientific Beekeeping
The Respiratory system of the honey bee
Dissection of Apis mellifera Dorsal View,
White: Respiratory System,
Spracle opening with valve, one per most body segments
Air Sacs, ballon like colapsable structures
Heart, divided segmentally into chambers
Ostia, valve between each chamber to prevent backward flow of haemolymph
Tracheoles (respiratory tubes) of Apis mellifera (western honey bee)
This photomicrograph of both a trachea and the more distal tracheoles illustrates that taenidea are present not just at the tracheae level.
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