A kinematic study of crawling behavior in the leech,Hirudo medicinalis

@article{SternTomlinson1986AKS,
  title={A kinematic study of crawling behavior in the leech,Hirudo medicinalis},
  author={W. Stern-Tomlinson and Michael P. Nusbaum and L. E. Perez and William B. Kristan},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1986},
  volume={158},
  pages={593-603}
}
1. The medicinal leech crawls along a solid substrate by repeated alternating extensions and shortenings of the body. Extension occurs with the posterior sucker attached and the head sucker free. The head sucker then attaches, followed by shortening and release of the tail sucker. The tail sucker is then pulled toward the head, where it reattaches to the substrate. The head sucker then releases, and another crawling cycle begins (Figs. 1, 5). 2. There are two crawling variants: inchworm… CONTINUE READING
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