ELASTIC ENERGY STORAGE IN THE PEDIPALPAL JOINTS OF SCORPIONS AND SUN-SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA, SCORPIONES, SOLIFUGAE)

@inproceedings{Sensenig2004ELASTICES,
  title={ELASTIC ENERGY STORAGE IN THE PEDIPALPAL JOINTS OF SCORPIONS AND SUN-SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA, SCORPIONES, SOLIFUGAE)},
  author={Andrew T. Sensenig and Jeffrey W. Shultz},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract Certain joints in the pedipalps of scorpions and sun-spiders lack extensor muscles but have elastic transarticular sclerites that store energy during flexion and return energy as elastic recoil during extension. This study quantifies the extension torque contributed by elastic recoil and hydraulic pressure in the chela (tibia–tarsus) and femur–patella joints of scorpions and the patella–tibia and tibi-tarsus joints of sun-spiders. Extension torque was measured as isolated joints were… 

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