TitleVibration sensitivity and a computational theory for prey-localizing behavior in sand scorpions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBrownell, P, Van Hemmen, JL
JournalAmerican Zoologist
Volume41
Pagination1229-1240
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0003-1569
Abstract

SYNOPSIS. As burrowing, nocturnal predators of small arthropods, sand scorpions have evolved exquisite sensitivity to vibrational information that comes to them through the substrate they live on, dry sand. Over distances of a few decimeters, sand conducts low velocity (similar to50 m/sec) surface (Rayleigh) waves of sufficient amplitude and bandwidth (200

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DOI10.1668/0003-1569(2001)041[1229:vsaact]2.0.co;2