Articles by Alexander Verderber in JoVE
Early Metamorphic Insertion Technology for Insect Flight Behavior Monitoring Alexander Verderber*1, Michael McKnight*1, Alper Bozkurt1 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University We present a novel surgical procedure to implant electrodes in Manduca sexta during its early metamorphic stages. This technique allows mechanically stable and electrically reliable coupling with the neuromuscular tissue to study flight neurophysiology dynamics. We also present a novel magnetic levitation platform for tethered studies of insect yaw.
Other articles by Alexander Verderber on PubMed
Electromagnetic Levitation Platform for Wireless Study of Insect Flight Neurophysiology Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference. 2013 | Pubmed ID: 24110038 An electromagnetic levitation platform for use in a light emitting diode (LED) arena based virtual reality environment was developed for wireless recording of neural and neuromuscular signals from the flight related muscle groups in Manduca sexta. The platform incorporates the use of Early Metamorphosis Insertion Technology to implant recording electrodes into the flight muscles of late stage pupal moths. Analysis of the insects' response to changes in the LED arena rotation direction indicate that this setup could be used to perform a variety of flight behavior studies during yaw maneuvers.