Measuring Wingstroke Amplitude with Strokelitude (IV)

on Monday, December 7th, 2015 2:56 | by Pablo Martinez

After getting good results in the measurement of the wingstroke, and solving problems with the sampling intervals (image below). I have started to measure flies for the experiments.

The time between samples was different depending on the background programs running on the background:

Figure 1

SamplingIntervals

More differences in time within samples when more programs are running at the same time as strokelitude (3nd 1/3 of the plot), when just the display of the camera is running( 1st 1/3 of the plot), and everything shut down(2nd 1/3 of the plot).

The differences among sampling intervals was bigger but with an adjustment of the data, Christian Rohrsen managed to changed. The time between two samples could arise until 1.7 seconds and with the correlation, the time is not bigger than 0.05 seconds.

The strains of flies used fore the experiments are:

UAS-TNT-E, that express the tetanus toxin in the neural cells, using GAL4 system. Being Used as a control.

c105;;c232, that contains a promotor region to express the toxin. Being used as a control.

And the cross between both to have the expression of the tetanus toxin.

Some data from the control flies (UAS-TNT-E):

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And some data of the spikes:

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Category: flight, Spontaneous Behavior, strokelitude, WingStroke

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