Wind Orientation in Walking Carrion Beetles (Necrophorus humator F.) Under Closed and Open Loop Conditions

  • H. G. Heinzel
  • H. Böhm
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


To analyze the feedback control system underlying the wind orientation of walking insects (Linsenmair 1973), it is necessary to measure the angular velocity of the insects’s turning as a function of wind direction (characteristic curve). These measurements were performed by means of two different experimental setups under closed and open loop conditions.


Angular Velocity Wind Direction Characteristic Curve Feedback Control System Stable Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Heinzel
  • H. Böhm
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  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutUniversität zu Köln, Lehrstuhl TierphysiologieKöln 41Germany

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