Tremulation (whole-body vibration (Virant-Doberlet and Cokl
, 2004)) and stridulation (the rubbing together of body parts) are frequently used by insects (Dumortier, 1963; Walker and Carlysle, 1975; Carisio et al., 2004; Virant-Doberlet and Cokl
, 2004; Nakano et al., 2008), spiders (Stratton and Uetz, 1983), and decapod crustaceans (Dumortier, 1963; Hazlett, 1966; Abele et al., 1973; Meyer-Rochow and Penrose, 1976; Sandeman and Wilkens, 1982; Popper et al., 2001; Bouwma and Herrnkind, 2009).
For example, do the vibration-detecting subgenual organs of insects respond to displacement, velocity, acceleration, or a combination of these (e.g., Cokl
1983, Kilpinen & Storm 1997)?