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Old 12-15-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by suunto View Post
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.
Thanks, suunto. Some how that sounds so familiar that I wonder if I've asked it before...I think I did, when someone spotted a leg missing on a spider in a picture I took. I guess the older I get the less new information I retain--I really hope that is not true.
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