vibrissa

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a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e

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The ringwulst has a unique shape and is situated within the ring sinus (34) such that movements of the vibrissae are likely to produce corresponding movements of the ringwulst.
Long stiff whiskers, called vibrissae, are used for sensing prey in the mud or finding the underwater opening to a burrow in murky water.
An experienced investigator recorded freezing time--defined as complete immobility of the animal, with the absence of vibrissae movements and sniffing--in minute bins continuously for 5 min with a chronometer.
The vibrissae, or whiskers, located on the sides of the muzzle and beneath the chin, are so sensitive that they can detect airflow.
Chaetotaxy: ocellar setae 2 pair parallel and proclinate; postocellar setae 1 pair parallel; outer vertical setae 1 pair parallel; inner vertical setae 1 pair crossed; para-vertical 1 pair convergent; post-ocular seta black homogeneously distributed up to the gena; inter-frontal and orbital proclinate absent; facial carina slightly prominent with few short black setulae at base, above vibrissae; vibrissae crossed; subvibrissae approximately 1/2 length of vibrissae.
The paragraph on sensory organs is very interesting, particularly the section about vibrissae (i.
The eyes and vibrissae in Dapson's specimen were normal color.
A successful crush was confirmed in each animal by observing complete loss of the blink reflex, flattening of vibrissae orientation, and paralysis of vibrissae movement.
Henry's vibrissae were even sensitive enough to detect the size and shape of different mock prey.
The resultant seizures were scored as follows: Stage 0 (no response); Stage 1 (hyperactivity, restlessness and vibrissae twitching); Stage 2 (head nodding, head clonus and myoclonic jerks); Stage 3 (unilateral or bilateral limb clonus); Stage 4 (forelimb clonic seizures); Stage 5 (generalized clonic seizures with falling).
Neotoma are thought to have a highly-developed tactile sense as a result of prominent vibrissae (Rhoads, 1903; Poole, 1940; Rainey, 1956; Wiley, 1980).
Pinniped vibrissae are sensitive to prey movements and can be used to track prey from hundreds of meters away (Dehnhardt et al.