The control of walking in the scorpion

@article{Bowerman2004TheCO,
  title={The control of walking in the scorpion},
  author={R. F. Bowerman},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={100},
  pages={183-196}
}
Summary1.Locomotion of free moving scorpions,Hadrurus arizonensis, was studied with the aid of high-speed (50 FPS) cinematography.2.The scorpions walked by using two groups of legs (L1, R2, L3, R4 and R1, L2, R3, L4) in a reciprocating fashion (Fig. 2). This alternating tetrapod coordination was present over all walking speeds (Fig. 9).3.The duration of both the protraction and the retraction periods decreased as the scorpion stepped at progressively higher rates (Figs. 5 and 6).4.The phase… Expand
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