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Old 12-15-2011, 07:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by dapjwy View Post
Hmm...if a spider loses a leg, can it regenerate it? I wonder what it would do to its brain power--missing even that small part of their brain.
Spiders can indeed regrow a lost limb, but the degree to which that can be accomplished depends upon the stage of growth at which the loss occurs - it takes more than one molt to fully regrow a lost limb, so that whereas a young spider with many molts ahead of it likely can fully regrow a limb, a spider nearing adulthood may not be able to do so.
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