Humidity-dependent cold cells on the antenna of the stick insect.

@article{Tichy2007HumiditydependentCC,
  title={Humidity-dependent cold cells on the antenna of the stick insect.},
  author={Harald Tichy},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={3851-8}
}
We present the first systematic study of the response of insect "cold cells" to a variation in the partial pressure of water vapor in ambient air. The cold cells on the antenna of the stick insect respond with an increase in activity when either the temperature or the partial pressure of water vapor is suddenly reduced. This double dependency does not in itself constitute bimodality because it could disappear with the proper choice of parameters involving temperature and humidity. In this study… CONTINUE READING