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Question about crayfish

Post by HAiKUGiRL » Mon May 19, 2008 5:49 am

As you all know crayfish undergo a process known as molting. The crayfish's esophagus and intestine is lined with an exoskeleton of chitin; however the stomach is lined only with endoderm. Would this cause a problem during the organism's molting? If so, what?

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Post by mith » Mon May 19, 2008 7:04 am

Obvious if you know what molting is...
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Post by alextemplet » Wed May 21, 2008 3:09 am

I thought the exoskeleton covers the entire animal?
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Post by February Beetle » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:42 pm

Same as insects, their breathing system of trachea is lined with exoskeleton, so that sheds as well. (Do you think that would itch?)
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:37 pm

do insects have itches?
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Post by February Beetle » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:15 am

Hmmm... I can say with confidence I am not smart enough to know :)
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