Data from: Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed

Muijres FT, Chang SW, van Veen WG, Spitzen J, Biemans BT, Koehl MAR, Dudley R

Date Published: August 17, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1b312

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Title Database S1: Take-off kinematics
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Description Morphology and take-off kinematics for all filmed mosquitoes. The database consists of three sets: (1) the body position and orientation throughout the complete take-off including the push-off phase and the aerial phase for all measured mosquitoes (n=63, results shown in Fig 2), (2) the body and wingbeat kinematics during the aerial phase for all wing-tracked mosquitoes (n=58, results shown in Fig 3), and (3) take-off kinematics of the sub-set of 16 mosquitoes whereby the full body and wing where tracked throughout the complete take-off (n=16, results shown in Fig 4). The body kinematics consists of the body position vector and orientation quaternion output from the tracker, and the Kalman filtered body position, velocity, acceleration and orientation. The wingbeat kinematics consists of the pre-Kalman filtered orientation quaternion of the left and right wing, and the post-Kalman filtered orientation quaternion and Euler angles (stroke, deviation and wing rotation angle) of the left and right wing.
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Title Database S2: Fourier series of wingbeat kinematics
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Description Fourier series coefficients of the average wingbeat of all steady flying unfed mosquitoes (n=264 wingbeats), and of the wingbeat modification parameters as a result of increased aerodynamic force production. All Fourier series coefficients are defined by Eqn 7. Using Eqn 7 and 9, one can reconstruct the steady flight wingbeat kinematics for a mosquito with an arbitrary blood-load of F/mg_unfed.
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Title Database S3: microCT images of mosquito thorax
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Description microCT scan results of the thorax of a female malaria mosquito using the TOMCAT beamline of the Swiss Light Source.
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Muijres FT, Chang SW, van Veen WG, Spitzen J, Biemans BT, Koehl MAR, Dudley R (2017) Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed. Journal of Experimental Biology 220(20): 3751-3762. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.163402

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Muijres FT, Chang SW, van Veen WG, Spitzen J, Biemans BT, Koehl MAR, Dudley R (2017) Data from: Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1b312
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