The fluid mechanics of arthropod sniffing in turbulent odor plumes.

@article{Koehl2006TheFM,
  title={The fluid mechanics of arthropod sniffing in turbulent odor plumes.},
  author={Mimi A. R. Koehl},
  journal={Chemical senses},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          93-105
        }
}
Many arthropods capture odorant molecules from the environment using antennae or antennules bearing arrays of chemosensory hairs. The penetration of odorant-carrying water or air into the spaces between these chemosensory hairs depends on the speed at which they are moved through the surrounding fluid. Therefore, antennule flicking by crustaceans and wing fanning by insects can have a profound impact on the odorant encounter rates of the chemosensory sensilla they bear; flicking and fanning are… CONTINUE READING

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