A behavioural analysis of the temporal organisation of walking movements in the 1st instar and adult stick insect (Carausius morosus)

@article{Graham2004ABA,
  title={A behavioural analysis of the temporal organisation of walking movements in the 1st instar and adult stick insect (Carausius morosus)},
  author={D. Graham},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={81},
  pages={23-52}
}
  • D. Graham
  • Published 1 March 1972
  • Biology
  • Journal of comparative physiology
SummaryThe coordination of protraction leg movements in free walking first instar and adult stick insects has been examined by film and video-tape analysis. The first instar insect uses two alternative modes of walking which differ in the step frequency dependence of the time required to complete one metachronal cycle of protractions and the duration of the protraction cycle (Figs. 2, 4). The adult uses only one of these modes and its step patterns show a persistent right-left asymmetry in the… 
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Zusammenfassung1.Eine Apparatur wurde entwickelt, die es erlaubt, die Bewegungen der Beine laufender Stabheuschrecken (Carausius morosus) kontinuierlich zu registrieren.2.Die Bewegungskoordination
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