Motor program initiation and selection in crickets, with special reference to swimming and flying behavior

@article{Matsuura2002MotorPI,
  title={Motor program initiation and selection in crickets, with special reference to swimming and flying behavior},
  author={Tetsuya Matsuura and Masamichi Kanou and Tsuneo Yamaguchi},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2002},
  volume={187},
  pages={987-995}
}
An air puff stimulus to the cerci of a cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) evokes flying when it is suspended in air, while the same stimulus evokes swimming when it is placed on the water surface. After bilateral dissection of the connectives between the suboesophageal and the prothoracic ganglia or between the brain and the suboesophageal ganglion, the air puff stimulus evokes flying even when the operated cricket is placed on the water surface. A touch stimulus on the body surface of crickets… CONTINUE READING