Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 136, Issue 3, pp 247–256 | Cite as

Analysis of cricket stridulation using miniature angle detectors

  • Uwe T. Koch


A miniature angle measuring system is described which uses 0.4 mg sense coils in a three-dimensional high-frequency magnetic field. Rotations of the sense-coil-winding axis can be recorded using three phase-sensitive rectifier/filters (lock-in-principle). Principles of operation and simplified evaluation methods are described in detail. The measuring system is applied to the analysis of wing movements in a stridulating cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus De Geer). The results show that in both the calling and the courtship song the tooth impact frequency is equal to the frequency of the acoustically produced sound. This excludes the possibility that the high frequency of courtship song is produced via excitation of a resonator by a higher harmonic component of the tooth impact frequency.


Magnetic Field Evaluation Method Angle Measuring Harmonic Component Angle Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe T. Koch
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  1. 1.Abteilung HuberMax-Planck-Institut für VerhaltensphysiologieSeewiesenGermany

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