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Table 1.

Morphologic and kinematic parameters of the lateral flagellum of a Panulirus argus antennule and the dynamically scaled antennule model used in our experiments

Antennule diameter (mm)Guard hair diameter (μm)Aesthetasc diameter (μm)Aesthetasc length (μm)Fluid viscosity (m2 s–1)Flick velocity (cm s–1)Return velocity (cm s–1)Re flickRe return
P. argusantennule* 1±0.2 60±9 22±3 720±50 1.0×10-6 9±1 2±1 0.5 
Model 40±5 2.4×103 800±100 2.9×104 5.8×10-5 14.5 3.5 0.5 
Antennule diameter (mm)Guard hair diameter (μm)Aesthetasc diameter (μm)Aesthetasc length (μm)Fluid viscosity (m2 s–1)Flick velocity (cm s–1)Return velocity (cm s–1)Re flickRe return
P. argusantennule* 1±0.2 60±9 22±3 720±50 1.0×10-6 9±1 2±1 0.5 
Model 40±5 2.4×103 800±100 2.9×104 5.8×10-5 14.5 3.5 0.5 
*

Data from Goldman and Koehl (Goldman and Koehl, 2001). Values are means ± 1 s.d.

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