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Physiological Experimentation with the Crayfish Hindgut

Physiological Experimentation with the Crayfish Hindgut: A Student Laboratory Exercise

Article DOI: 10.3791/2324
January 18th, 2011


Summary January 18th, 2011

In this report we demonstrate techniques that can be used to investigate the biology of the crayfish hindgut. We show how to dissect a crayfish abdomen and study the associated anatomy, physiology and modulation of activity. The peristaltic activity and strength of contractions are measured using a force transducer.

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