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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (20): 3296–3304.
Published: 15 October 2009
... transition is poorly understood. Using eggs of the sphingid moth Manduca sexta , we show that longitudinal tracheae in embryos fill with gas in less than 5 s, without invasion of external air, by a process of cavitation. Cavitation requires that tracheal liquids be under tension, and we propose two...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (19): 3655–3664.
Published: 1 October 2005
...S. N. Patek; R. L. Caldwell SUMMARY Mantis shrimp are renowned for their unusual method of breaking shells with brief, powerful strikes of their raptorial appendages. Due to the extreme speeds of these strikes underwater, cavitation occurs between their appendages and hard-shelled prey. Here we...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (12): 2459–2466.
Published: 15 June 2005
...Malene Simon; Magnus Wahlberg; Fernando Ugarte; Lee A. Miller SUMMARY Norwegian killer whales debilitate prey by slapping their tails into herring schools. These underwater tail slaps produce a thud-like sound. It is unclear whether this sound is caused by cavitation and/or physical contact between...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 157 (1): 257–271.
Published: 1 May 1991
...ANDREW M. SMITH The decrease in hydrostatic pressure generated by octopus suckers adhering to wettable and non-wettable surfaces was measured using a flush-mounted miniature pressure transducer. The cavitation thresholds, or lowest sustainable pressures, of sea water on the same surfaces were also...