View Single Post
Old 12-15-2011, 06:06 PM   #5
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
dapjwy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania

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.
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote