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Have you seen Arachnida with 6 legs?

Postby zuardzz » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:46 am

I've seen that, but I thought that all arachnida has 8 legs... so, is that a new kind?
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Postby JackBean » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:12 am

maybe it lost two legs...
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Postby magicsiew » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:56 am

How do you know it is arachnida if u see it has only six leg?
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Postby Slipshod » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:58 pm

There are a lot of critters that look like spiders but truly aren't. I would suspect you saw an insect that looks superficially like an arachnid.
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Postby Profgen » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:31 pm

Yes arachnida have eıght leg
maybe lost two leg
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Postby carlton » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:05 am

Most likely lost 2 legs unless you had a chance to look at it under a microscope and see that there were never legs attached to its body.
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Re: Have you seen Arachnida with 6 legs?

Postby anupmondol » Mon May 02, 2011 8:12 pm

I think it lost its leg by any accident or so one. because arachnida will be an arachnida if it has 8 legs.
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Re: Have you seen Arachnida with 6 legs?

Postby Maxorz » Sat May 07, 2011 9:27 pm

Arachnids belonging to the orders Acari and Ricinulei do go through a hexapodal larval stage. However, all healthy non-mutant adult arachnids have 8 legs.

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Hexapodal larva of Ricinulei (Pseudocellus pearsei) from Yucatan.
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