Arthropod acoustic communication is a primary focus at the Patek Lab. Here you can find our acoustically oriented research projects along with sounds and video of spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) and mantis shrimp (Stomatopoda).
A fungal spore release of the yeast Itersonilia perplexans
This video (filmed at 100,000 frames per second, played back at 1 frame per second) shows "Buller's drop" which provides the surface tension energy necessary to fire the microscopic spore (approximately 10 microns length) from its stem (sterigma). These films were collected in collaboration with the Pringle Lab (Harvard University) and the Money Lab (Miami U.).