The Measurement of Strain in the Exoskeleton

  • Friedrich G. Barth


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?


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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