Yoshifumi’s visit July 2012

Yoshifumi Yamawaki kindly came to visit us in July 2012 and gave us some tuition in mantid experimental techniques. We didn’t have a lab blog at the time, but I thought I should do a post about it.Here, he shows us how to affix a tether to a mantis using beeswax, and position the mantis comfortably on a foam ball suspended in an airstream.


Yoshifumi immobilises the anaesthetised mantis

Immobilised mantis

Mantis immobilised with plasticine


Lisa uses the wax melter to add some more beeswax

Mantis on ball

Mantis on ball

Mantis on ball

Mantis on ball

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