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Spider bathroom talk!

Post by lilskip » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:47 am

How exactly do spiders and other terrestrial arthropods get rid of waste in their bodies?
I'm just really curious for some reason!
Thanks anyone!

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Post by Ken Ramos » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:19 am

Well I am no expert on such things and I am scared to death of spiders. :shock: But I would venture to say they excrete waste both soild and liquid in the usual way, through an anus, however some species may do otherwise. I am not really up to matters on the "pottie." :lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:12 pm

It really depends on the atropod.
Insects have Malpighi tubes, that open into the intestine, and elimita uric acid cristals
Crustacians have a green gland, that produces kind of a very dilluted urine, near their antenas
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Post by victor » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:24 am

then...how about arachnids?? :lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:39 pm

Arachnids have malpighiu tubes, just like insects...
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