Biological Cybernetics

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 165–171 | Cite as

The coordination of force oscillations and of leg movement in a walking insect (Carausius morosus)

  • H. Cruse
  • G. Saxler


As in the preceding paper stick insects walk on a treadwheel and different legs are put on platforms fixed relative to the insect's body. The movement of the walking legs is recorded in addition to the force oscillations of the standing legs. The coordination between the different legs depends upon the number and arrangement of the walking legs and the legs standing on platforms. In most experimental situations one finds a coordination which is different from that of a normal walking animal.


Experimental Situation Force Oscillation Preceding Paper Normal Walking Stick Insect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Cruse
    • 1
  • G. Saxler
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich BiologieUniversität KaiserslauternGermany

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