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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    #copepod with bent antennae

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  • HaWe by HaWe

    ???

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Copepods move by "jumping" when they bent both antennae (close them to the body) and then release them to move quickly.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Here is a slow motion video of #Acartia #Copepod in escape posture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh9jg9HhYsQ Not exactly the same one though

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    As seen on the video, they don't use their antennae for propulsion. Rather they jump with their "feet" (swimming appendages)...

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  • jo.irisson by jo.irisson translator, scientist

    ... and the displacement bends their antennae.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Oh, so sorry for misunderstanding it! And thanks for a better explanation.

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