actograph

actograph

An obsolete term for a device that records muscle activity.
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Laboratory evaluation of the flight ability of female Autographa nigrisigna (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), measured by actograph and flight mill.
Flight activity changes of the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), by aging and copulation as measured by flight actograph. Applied Entomology and Zoology 35: 53-61.
Laboratory bioassays to assess flight ability of Lepidoptera have included actographs (Saito 2000; Hashiyama et al.
(Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in laboratory bioassays using actographs after exposure to high doses of radiation.
Each month between September 1998 and June 1999, four animals were selected at random from stock aquaria in the laboratory and placed into the artificial burrows of the actograph. Their activity was then recorded for 6 to 7 days under the two photoperiodic treatments.
The actograph consisted of two aquaria housed in lighttight photoperiodically controlled chambers.
An actograph and its use in the study of foraging behaviour in the benthic polychaete, Nereis virens Sars.
Methamphetamine effects on rat circadian clock depend on actograph. Physiology and Behavior 40:767-795, 1991.