SVL Light Panel Used for Tracking Invertebrate Speed

Exploratory speed drives species’ interactions with their environment, from escaping predators to finding mating partners. Most studies have focused on vertebrate speed and how it scales with body mass, but researchers recently used automated image-based tracking to characterize the exploratory speed of 173 invertebrates. The team recorded the animals’ movement in an environmental chamber, illuminated by an SVL infrared LED light panel.

Read the full report here: The little things that run: a general scaling of invertebrate exploratory speed with body mass