Using Videography to study the biomechanics and behavior of freely moving mosquitoes

Andrew K. Dickerson*, F.T. Muijres, R.P.M. Pieters

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Abstract

Female mosquitoes of most species require a blood meal for egg development. When biting a human host to collect this blood meal, they can spread dangerous diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, or dengue. Researchers use videography to study many aspects of mosquito behavior, including in-flight host-seeking, takeoff, and landing behaviors, as well as probing and blood feeding, and more. Here, we introduce protocols on how to use videography to capture and analyze mosquito movements at high spatial and temporal resolution, in two and three dimensions.
Translated title of the contributionVideografie gebruiken om de biomechanica en het gedrag van vrij bewegende muggen te bestuderen
Original languageEnglish
Article numberpdb.top107676
JournalCold Spring Harbor Protocols
Volume2023
Issue number2
Early online date27 Sept 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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