Recording Circadian Rhythms1 of the Cockroach with a Capacity- Sensing Device2

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Locomotor activity of a cockroach was monitored without any attachments by means of a capacity-sensing device and recorded over a period of months. The rhythm was circadian under naturally occurring daylight and dark, as well as in complete darkness and in continuous light. The possible use of such monitoring apparatus for the study of the rhythms of insects or other biological organisms in space is suggested.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1963

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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