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What is classic locomotion, how common is it, is if difficult, does it vary, how many legs are used and is it adaptive?
Tri-pod, does occur, but not common, very complicated, many deviations, use 4 legs (mantids), very adaptive.
With muscle coordination, how many muscles are used? What are axons and what does that relate to?
Many idividual muscles are used, and axons are slow, med, and fast. More fast axons = faster speeds.
What is the function(s) of thoracic ganglia?
(Mini-brains) to control locomotion/coordination.
Climbing organs used for what?
Insects walk on what part of the leg?
Tip of tibia, not "toes"
What is resilin?
A very elastic protein for storing potential energy in fleas, held in coxa.
How does collembola jump?
With their furculum, which stores potential energy on the distal of insects abdomen.
What is an example of a hydrostatic skeleton?
Earthworms, maggots, inchworms, and leaches
What 2 orders have extra prolegs?
Hymenoptera, and lepidoptera.
What insects have an anal secretion for aquatic locomotion?
Rove beetles(Jesus beetles)
What insects have a mouth secretion for locomotion?
What is possibly the most important factor in insect survival?