Parasitic wasps are able to find host for their eggs within substrate very accurately with their ovipositors.
To find the host the ovipositor is steered through the substrate, and can be bend in almost any direction. We are interested to find out how wasps are able to insert these very thin needle-like structures in the substrate and how they are able to bend them whilst searching for hosts.
Methods:High-speed video recordings and measurements of material properties
|Examiner:||prof.dr. Johan van Leeuwen|
|Contact:||Uros Cerkvenik (via contact form)|
|Credits:||depends on the length of the subject|
|For:||BSc and MSc Animal Sciences and Biology|
|Used skills:||High speed camera recordings|