Jet-propulsion in anisopteran dragonfly larvae

  title={Jet-propulsion in anisopteran dragonfly larvae},
  author={P. Mill and R. Pickard},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  • P. Mill, R. Pickard
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of comparative physiology
  • SummaryJet-propulsion in dragonfly larvae is achieved by the rapid ejection of water from a specialised rectal chamber via the anus, at a frequency of up to 2.2 cycles/s. [...] Key Result Forward thrusts of up to 1.5 g wt result from the expiratory phases of cycles lasting 0.1 to 0.4 s. Swimming velocities are in the order of 10 cm/s.Expand Abstract
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