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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (10): jeb200691.
Published: 20 May 2019
...Barbora Konopová; Dennis Kolosov; Michael J. O'Donnell ABSTRACT Springtails (Collembola) are ancient close relatives of the insects. The eversible vesicles are their unique paired transporting organs, which consist of an epithelium located inside a tube-like structure called the collophore...
J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (9): jeb199760.
Published: 30 April 2019
.... aquatica is extremely sensitive to low humidity like other Collembola species, too much time in the arena would have been lethal for the tested springtails and would have produced false results. Based on preliminary tests we found that the first 15–20 min were not stressful for them and they were moving...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (16): 2567–2576.
Published: 15 August 2016
... possesses two upward-looking ommatidia with vertical microvilli. The ventral eye may detect water by its polarization sensitivity, even if the insect is resting with its head slightly tipped down on a raised surface. The polarization sensitivity and polarotaxis in springtails (Collembola) have not been...
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (19): 3535–3544.
Published: 1 October 2014
... that the harvestman Mitostoma chrysomelas was able to capture fast-moving springtails (Collembola) just by a slight touch of the pedipalp. Adhesion of single clavate setae increased proportionally with pull-off velocity, from 1 μN at 1 μm s −1 up to 7 μN at 1 mm s −1 , which corresponds to the typical weight...