Energy storage by passive elastic structures in the mantle of sepia officinalis.

  title={Energy storage by passive elastic structures in the mantle of sepia officinalis.},
  author={Nancy A. Curtin and Roger C. Woledge and Quentin Bone},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={203 Pt 5},
The passive elastic properties of the mantle of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis have been characterized in experiments on intact mantle and on pieces cut from the mantle. The mantle was found to be very compliant over a wide range of circumferential strains, corresponding to a change in mantle circumferential strain of 0.45. Beyond this range of strain, the mantle was much stiffer, in both the circumferential direction, 0.542+/-0.025 MPa (mean +/- s.e.m., N=51) and through the thickness of the… CONTINUE READING
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