The wind-orientation of walking carrion beetles

  title={The wind-orientation of walking carrion beetles},
  author={H G Heinzel and Hartmut B{\"o}hm},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  • H. Heinzel, H. Böhm
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
SummaryThe wind-orientation of carrion beetles (Necrophorus humator F.) was studied by use of a locomotion-compensator.1.Beetles walking on a horizontal surface for periods of several minutes in a dark environment without an air current and other orientational stimuli seldom keep straight paths. They walk along individually different circular paths (Fig. 1). The mean walking speed is 5.6±1.0 cm/s. The mean of the angular velocity reaches maximally 25 °/s for individual beetles (mean angular… 
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