Arthropod Preparation for Behavioral, Electrophysiological, and Biochemical Studies

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Science  16 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3668, pp. 394-395
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3668.394


Electrodes and cannulea can be permanently implanted in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Recordings of electrical activity can be obtained from the optic nerve, heart, and abdominal ganglia and the cannulae are effective routes for introducing isotopes into the nervous system. The animals survive for at least 13 days and are not behaviorally impaired.