Posters


2019 American Arachnological Society – Lexington, Virginia, USA.
Supercomputer to the rescue: Optimizing a scorpion navigational algorithm across environmental parameters.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Albert Musaelian
2017 American Arachnological Society – Querétaro, Juriquilla, Mexico.
New, sensitive behavioral assay shows that scorpions respond to UV, green, and red light.

Ninoshka M. Rivera Roldan & Douglas D. Gaffin
2016 OU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium – Norman, OK, USA.
Paired-wheel scorpion testing apparatus.

Max Daniels & Douglas D. Gaffin
2015 Gordon Research Conference – Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution, Neurobiology – Lucca, Italy.
Indoor autonomous visual navigation using an insect inspired familiarity algorithm.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Brad Brayfield
2014 American Arachnological Society – Newark, Ohio, USA.
A new hypothesis for scorpion navigation: chemo-textural familiarity.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Kyven Zhao
2014 American Arachnological Society – Newark, Ohio, USA.
In-lab homing behavior and movement patterns in Paruroctonus utahensis.

Jay Vinnedge & Douglas D. Gaffin
2012 International Society of Neuroethology – College Park, Maryland, USA.
Initial evidence of path integration in desert sand scorpions.

Douglas D. Gaffin, Jay E. Vinnedge, & Tristan N. Barker
2011 American Arachnological Society – Portland, Oregon, USA.
Scorpion fluorescence and reaction to light.

Douglas D. Gaffin, Lloyd Bumm, Matthew S. Taylor, et al.
2010 International Society of Neuroethology – Salamanca, Spain.
“Hasty tasting” of chemical information: functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten.

Elizabeth D. Knowlton & Douglas D. Gaffin
2009 American Arachnological Society – Russellville, Arkansas, USA.
Going out for dinner and taking a new way home: videotaping the scorpion’s evening walk.

Douglas D. Gaffin
2008 American Arachnological Society – Berkeley, California, USA.
A new approach to examining scorpion peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique.

Elizabeth D. Knowlton & Douglas D. Gaffin
2007 International Society of Neuroethology – Vancouver, Canada.
Scorpion peg sensilla: a rapid, parallel-sampling system for acquiring ground-based, chemosensory information.

Douglas D. Gaffin
2004 American Arachnological Society – Norman, Oklahoma, USA.
Non-visual orientation of desert sand scorpions.

Ryan McKee & Douglas D. Gaffin
2002 American Arachnological Society – Riverside, California, USA.
Response of male Centruroides vittatus to aerial and substrate-borne chemical signals.

Steffany Steinmetz & Douglas D. Gaffin
1998 International Society of Neuroethology – San Diego, California, USA.
Response properties of scorpion pectinal nerves to chemical and mechanical stimulation.

Douglas D. Gaffin & Elizabeth A. Camp