Activity of the claw retractor muscle in stick insects in wall and ceiling situations

@article{Busshardt2011ActivityOT,
  title={Activity of the claw retractor muscle in stick insects in wall and ceiling situations},
  author={Philipp Busshardt and Stanislav N. Gorb and Harald Wolf},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214},
  pages={1676 - 1684}
}
SUMMARY The activity of the middle part of the claw retractor muscle was examined in two species of stick insects (Carausius morosus and Cuniculina impigra). We performed electromyographic recordings while the animals were standing on a smooth or a rough surface of a platform in horizontal, vertical or inverted positions, as well as during rotations of the platform. We recorded tonic and phasic motor units. The tonic units were active all the time without significant differences in spike… Expand
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