Saturday, 9 March 2013

Grasshopper Jumping

A grasshopper has antagonistic muscles called the flexor and extensor muscles which ( are attached to the interior of the exoskeleton)

The rear legs are bigger and longer and (are adapted for jumping).

Flexor muscle contract to flex the leg / prepare for jumping.

Flexor muscle relaxed, extensor muscle contracts.

Causes the rear legs to extend and pushes against the ground 

The thrust created propels the grasshopper forwards and upwards.

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