Time course of the fluorescence signals recorded from BCECF- (A–C), Fura-2- (D–F), or RhoVR-loaded sperm (G–I) after mixing with resact (50 pM). Fluorescence was recorded in the BCECF, Fura-2, and RhoVR channels using optical filtering alone (gray traces) or FASTM (colored traces). (A, D, G) Fluorescence signals in arbitrary fluorescence units (AFU); to ease the comparison, signals in (A), (D), and (G) were normalized (set to 1) to the baseline fluorescence (F0) in the BCECF, the Fura-2, and the RhoVR channel, respectively, recorded immediately after mixing with resact. (B, E, H) Resact-evoked change in fluorescence (ΔF) with respect to the baseline fluorescence (F0), that is, ΔF/F0 (%); #signals smoothed with a sliding average of 80 ms. (C, F, I) First 2 s of the fluorescence signal recorded in the BCECF channel plotted against that recorded in the Fura-2 or the RhoVR channel using either optical filtering (top panel) or FASTM (bottom panel). Gray line: linear fit of the plots to quantify the crosstalk between the channels (see explanation in the text). (J) Percent crosstalk between the channels according to the analysis shown in (C), (F), and (I).