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A Magnetic Tether System to Investigate Visual and Olfactory Mediated Flight Control in Drosophila
 

A Magnetic Tether System to Investigate Visual and Olfactory Mediated Flight Control in Drosophila

Article DOI: 10.3791/1063
November 21st, 2008

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Summary November 21st, 2008

Here we describe how to tether a fly in an olfactory magnetic-tether (OMT) apparatus. We describe how to align the rare-earth magnets and odor ports, and how to set mass flow rates for both the stimulus delivery and vacuum suction to achieve optimal odor tracking.

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