Electrophysiology of trichobothria in orb-weaving spiders (Agelenidae, Araneae)

  • A. Reißland
  • Published 2004 in Journal of comparative physiology


Trichobothria of the house spidersTegenaria atrica (C.L. Koch) andTegenaria derhami (Scopoli) were stimulated by linear deflection of the hair from its resting position to one side. The pulse response of the receptor cell was analyzed. At angular deflection velocities of 10−2≦ω≦1 deg/ms the receptor begins to discharge at an angle ofα ≈ 3 degrees. While the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00657345

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