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The Measurement of Strain in the Exoskeleton

  • Friedrich G. Barth
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Abstract

How, then, is strain measured in the spider skeleton? Why can we claim that this strain measurement provides the spider with a highly detailed picture of mechanical events in the cuticle, and why is that picture so hard for us to understand?

Keywords

Sensory Cell Stimulus Amplitude Natural Stimulus Load Angle Campaniform Sensilla 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich G. Barth
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  1. 1.Institut für Zoologie BiozentrumUniversität WienWienÖsterreich

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