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A14 CPG Hornworm

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This PRO lesson describes the hardware and software setup necessary to record the electrical activity from the muscle of the hornworm pupae.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To record the electrical activity of the muscle.
  2. To identify spontaneously occurring activity.
  3. To stimulate the Gin trap reflex.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Student Prep & Distance Learning

Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

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