Contraction Dynamics of Flight and Stridulatory Muscles of Tettigoniid Insects

@inproceedings{Josephson2005ContractionDO,
  title={Contraction Dynamics of Flight and Stridulatory Muscles of Tettigoniid Insects},
  author={Robert K. Josephson},
  year={2005}
}
1. Isometric contraction kinetics and force-velocity relations were examined in wing muscles of two tettigoniid insects, Neoconocephalus robustus and N. triops. The muscles were first tergocoxal muscles of the mesothoracic and metathoracic segments. The metathoracic muscle is a flight muscle. The mesothoracic muscle is used in flight and in stridulation. 2. In the field, the wing stroke frequency during stridulation by N. triops is about 100 Hz; the thoracic temperature during singing is about… CONTINUE READING