Event Title

P-49 The Response of Auditory Neurons in Male Exposed Female Acheta Domesticus

Start Date

3-2-2018 2:30 PM

Description

This study investigates the electrophysiological response of identified auditory neurons in the nervous system of female crickets raised in vicinity to males. A typical male call for this species consists of chirps, with each chirp composed of three sound pulses. We hypothesize that the response pattern in these neurons will differ from those previously measured in neurons from virgin females raised without exposure to males. To evaluate the neuronal response, a suction electrode is used to record the activity of the L3 auditory neuron after careful dissection and removal of a section of the cricket’s ventral exoskeleton.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Benjamin Navia.

J. N. Andrews Honors Program.

AU Office of Research & Creative Scholarship.

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Mar 2nd, 2:30 PM

P-49 The Response of Auditory Neurons in Male Exposed Female Acheta Domesticus

This study investigates the electrophysiological response of identified auditory neurons in the nervous system of female crickets raised in vicinity to males. A typical male call for this species consists of chirps, with each chirp composed of three sound pulses. We hypothesize that the response pattern in these neurons will differ from those previously measured in neurons from virgin females raised without exposure to males. To evaluate the neuronal response, a suction electrode is used to record the activity of the L3 auditory neuron after careful dissection and removal of a section of the cricket’s ventral exoskeleton.