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clockworkorange 01-07-2012 08:28 PM

Some clarifications / detailed info on the venom system of centipedes
Hi guys,

A few articles on the venom system of centipedes have been published over the past few months. As the amateur chilopodologist community is continuously growing, I thought that these papers may be of interest to some of you.

Just click on the title and you should access the full publication. Enjoy!



Dugon, M. M. and Arthur, W. (2012). Prey orientation and the role of venom availability in the predatory behaviour of the centipede Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans (Arthropoda: Chilopoda). Journal of Insect Physiology 58, 874-880.

Dugon, M. M., Black, A. and Arthur, W. (2012). Variation and specialisation of the forcipular apparatus of centipedes (Arthropoda: Chilopoda): a comparative morphometric and microscopic investigation of an evolutionary novelty. Arthropod Structure & Development 41, 231-243.

Dugon, M. M. and Arthur, W. (2012). Comparative studies on the venom duct structure of centipedes (Arthropoda: Chilopoda) and a hypothesis on the evolutionary origin of the centipede venom apparatus. Evolution & Development 14, 128-137.

C_Strike 01-07-2012 11:48 PM

Fantastic, that'l keep me occupied for a while:)

Michael Olsinia 02-07-2012 12:15 AM

Thank you Mika, I hadn't seen these.

lucozade3000 02-07-2012 09:48 AM

Excellent night shift reading.
Thanx for sharing.


clockworkorange 02-07-2012 08:39 PM

Thanks for the comments and likes guys!

If you need any clarification / explanation, don't hesitate to ask me. Always good to reflect on the chain of evolutionary and physiological events leading to that final painful bite! :devil:



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