Effects of Gravity on Insect Circadian Rhythmicity

Beetle Kit

This photo shows the internal components of a Beetle Kit. The kit was designed to house black-bodied beetles during space flight. The kit contains thirty-two compartments called Beetle Activity Monitors (BAM). Each BAM is capable of providing food, light and ventilation to one beetle. Two Beetle Kits were flown to the Russian Mir Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis for the sixth Shuttle-Mir docking mission.

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