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Cuticle Techniques in Arthropods

  • Thomas A. Miller

Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. H. R. Hepburn, H. D. Chandler
    Pages 1-44
  3. A. C. Neville
    Pages 45-89
  4. M. Locke, P. Huie
    Pages 91-144
  5. R. H. Hackman
    Pages 145-184
  6. Svend Olav Andersen
    Pages 185-215
  7. A. R. Gilby
    Pages 217-252
  8. Herbert Oberlander
    Pages 253-272
  9. Paul Scheie
    Pages 273-300
  10. J. P. Loveridge
    Pages 301-366
  11. C. T. Lewis
    Pages 367-400
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 401-410

About this book

Introduction

Insects as a group occupy a middle ground in the biosphere between bac­ teria and viruses at one extreme, amphibians and mammals at the other. The size and general nature of insects present special problems to the student of entomology. For example, many commercially available in­ struments are geared to measure in grams, while the forces commonly en­ countered in studying insects are in the milligram range. Therefore, tech­ niques developed in the study of insects or in those fields concerned with the control of insect pests are often unique. Methods for measuring things are common to all sciences. Advances sometimes depend more on how something was done than on what was measured; indeed a given field often progresses from one technique to another as new methods are discovered, developed, and modified. Just as often, some of these techniques find their way into the classroom when the problems involved have been sufficiently ironed out to permit students to master the manipulations in a few laboratory periods. Many specialized techniques are confined to one specific research labo­ ratory. Although methods may be considered commonplace where they are used, in another context even the simplest procedures may save con­ siderable time. It is the purpose of this series (1) to report new develop­ ments in methodology, (2) to reveal sources of groups who have dealt with and solved particular entomological problems, and (3) to describe ex­ periments which might be applicable for use in biology laboratory courses.

Keywords

Cuticle Gliederfüsser Haut Insekten tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-6076-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6078-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6076-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6188
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