Table 4.

Mean contributions to momentum

LegLateral (nN s–1)Anterior (nN s–1)Vertical (nN s–1)
Front226±507417±4531158±496
Middle127±707–2±2811447±453
Hind–368±315589±1941354±926
Σtripod–1510043959
  • The lateral components measured at the right middle leg are mapped to the left assuming a tripod consisting of the right front leg, the left middle leg and the right hind leg. For convention of the sign see Fig. 1C. The lateral component of the mean momentum right front leg is pointing outwards whereas those of the middle and hind leg are pointing inwards (compare Fig. 1A). The values were calculated as means of the single measurements, hence differences with Figs 4, 5, 6 may result

    Values are mean ± s.d.