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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (23): 4055–4064.
Published: 1 December 2010
... control, the specialized femur–tibia (knee) joints of cricket ( Acheta domesticus ) hindlegs were studied during ballistic kicking, jumping and swimming and in non-ballistic walking. In this joint the tendons of the antagonistic flexor and the extensor muscles attach at different distances from the pivot...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (6): 1035–1049.
Published: 15 March 2003
...Malcolm Burrows; Oliver Morris SUMMARY Bush crickets have long, thin hind legs but jump and kick rapidly. The mechanisms underlying these fast movements were analysed by correlating the activity of femoral muscles in a hind leg with the movements of the legs and body captured in high-speed images...
J Exp Biol (1988) 136 (1): 289–309.
Published: 1 May 1988
...W. J. HEITLER; P. BRÄUNIG To whom reprint requests should be addressed. Fast extensor tibiae (FETi) activity has been implicated as a crucial element underlying the locust kick motor programme with regard to four circuits, (i) A positive feedback reflex from extensor tibiae (ETi) muscle tension...