Monday, October 16, 2006

Shrimp Running on a Treadmill

science definately needs more videos : run my pretty apetizer run... "A shrimp encountering a bacterial infection has mechanisms to fight this infection, but, like humans fighting an infection, the shrimp may not be as physically fit. In response to the movement of the belt of a treadmill submerged in water, shrimp will walk at slow treadmill speeds and swim at higher speeds. We have used this treadmill system to stimulate shrimp to high levels of activity after they have been injected with a dose of a common shrimp bacterial pathogen, Vibrio campbellii. "


kamel said...

Nature News had a cool video a while back of a vampire bat 'sensing' it's prey. Unfortunately I can't find the link again so you'll have to take my word for it.

Anonymous said...

Run my pretty appetizer, run !

Anonymous said...

btw, i preferred your old logo