Pharmacological induction and modulation of stridulation in two species of acridid grasshoppers

@article{Ocker1995PharmacologicalIA,
  title={Pharmacological induction and modulation of stridulation in two species of acridid grasshoppers},
  author={Ocker and Hedwig and Elsner},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={198 Pt 8},
  pages={1701-10}
}
The influence of neurotransmitters and neuroactive substances on stridulatory behaviour was analysed in two species of acridid grasshoppers (Omocestus viridulus and Chorthippus mollis). Acetylcholine, octopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate were applied by pressure injection (0.5­1.0 nl, 10(-3) mol l-1) into the protocerebrum. All except octopamine were also applied to the metathoracic ganglion by pressure injection or superfusion (1 ml). Injection of acetylcholine into the medial… CONTINUE READING