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Zeitschrift für Morphologie der Tiere

, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp 308–322 | Cite as

Some comments on the hydrostatic system of spiders (Chelicerata, Araneae)

  • R. S. Wilson
Article

Abstract

An anatomical study of five spider types has shown that the musculi laterales of the prosoma, together with the subcuticular muscle sheet of the opisthosoma, may be jointly responsible for generating the internal hydrostatic pressures which control the leg extension mechanism.

Keywords

Developmental Biology Hydrostatic Pressure Anatomical Study Extension Mechanism Internal Hydrostatic Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Wilson
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyBristol UniversityBristolEngland

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