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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (23): jeb213553.
Published: 5 December 2019
...Alexis Moore Crisp; Clinton J. Barnes; David V. Lee ABSTRACT Subterranean digging behaviors provide opportunities for protection, access to prey, and predator avoidance for a diverse array of vertebrates, yet studies of the biomechanics of burrowing have been limited by the technical challenges...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (10): 1642–1650.
Published: 15 May 2012
...Kerstin Fröhle; Flavio Roces SUMMARY Leaf-cutting ant queens excavate a founding nest consisting of a vertical tunnel and a final horizontal chamber. Nest foundation is very time consuming, and colony success depends on the excavated depth. Although shallow nests may be energetically cheaper to dig...
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J Exp Biol (1998) 201 (14): 2139–2149.
Published: 1 July 1998
...Zen Faulkes; Dorothy H. Paul ABSTRACT Sand crabs use their multi-jointed legs to dig into sand. Combined movement and electromyogram (EMG) analyses showed that the pattern of intra-leg coordination in the legs of two sand crabs of different families ( Blepharipoda occidentalis and Emerita analoga...
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J Exp Biol (1997) 200 (4): 793–805.
Published: 15 February 1997
...Zen Faulkes; Dorothy H. Paul ABSTRACT Sand crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea) are highly specialised for digging into sand using their thoracic legs. Using video-recording and electromyography, we examined the digging leg movements of three species of sand crabs belonging to two families...