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Keywords: Blaberus discoidalis
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (15): jeb186080.
Published: 9 August 2019
...-friction surface of three species of cockroaches, the Madagascar hissing cockroach [ Gromphadorhina portentosa (Schaum 1853)], the American cockroach [ Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus 1758)] and the discoid cockroach ( Blaberus discoidalis Audinet-Serville 1839), which differ in body size, body shape...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (10): 1463–1476.
Published: 15 May 2009
... was to characterize sensors involved in the complex control of obstacle negotiation behaviors in the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis . Previous studies suggest that antennae are involved in obstacle detection and negotiation behaviors. During climbing attempts, cockroaches swing their front leg that then either...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (18): 3209–3217.
Published: 15 September 2007
..., Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada (e-mail: [email protected] ) 2 7 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2007 2007 locomotion biomechanics modeling Blaberus discoidalis Animals are capable of stably running across highly unstructured terrains,where surface compliance...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (8): 1502–1515.
Published: 15 April 2006
...Daniel M. Dudek; Robert J. Full SUMMARY While the dynamics of running arthropods have been modeled as a spring-mass system, no such structures have been discovered that store and return energy during bouncing. The hindleg of the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis is a good candidate for a passive...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (18): 2803–2823.
Published: 15 September 2002
... apparatus to perturb running cockroaches ( Blaberus discoidalis ). The apparatus used chemical propellants to accelerate a small projectile, generating reaction force impulses of less than 10 ms duration. The apparatus was mounted onto the thorax of the insect, oriented to propel the projectile laterally...
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J Exp Biol (1999) 202 (12): 1603–1623.
Published: 15 June 1999
... during rapid running by the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis , a sprawled-postured arthropod. Executing a turn successfully involves at least two requirements. The animal’s mean heading (the direction of the mean velocity vector of the center of mass) must be deflected, and the animal’s body must rotate...
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J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (7): 997–1012.
Published: 1 April 1998
...Robert J. Full; Darrell R. Stokes; Anna N. Ahn; Robert K. Josephson ABSTRACT Biologists have traditionally focused on a muscle’s ability to generate power. By determining muscle length, strain and activation pattern in the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis , we discovered leg extensor muscles...
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J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (13): 1919–1929.
Published: 1 July 1997
... and bodies of cockroaches ( Blaberus discoidalis ) running on a motorized treadmill at 21 cm s −1 using an alternating tripod gait. We combined these kinematic data with morphological data to calculate the mechanical energy produced to move the limbs relative to the overall center of mass and the mechanical...
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J Exp Biol (1995) 198 (12): 2441–2452.
Published: 1 December 1995
... to develop a framework within which arthropod leg performance can be compared with that of other species. We chose to study the leg performance of the death-head cockroach Blaberus discoidalis because much is already known about the animal’s biomechanics ( Full and Tu, 1990 ; Full et al. 1994...
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J Exp Biol (1994) 197 (1): 251–269.
Published: 1 December 1994
... and 0.62±0.01 respectively) were not significantly different from that for the front leg at speeds slower than 32 cm s −1 . Fig. 2. Stride frequency and stride length as a function of running speed in the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis . (A) Stride frequency, or the rate of leg cycling...