Experimental evidence of the molt controlling function of the Y-organ of a macruran decapod,Orconectes limosus


It was investigated, by extirpation experiments, whether the Y-organ ofOrconectes limosus controls molting, i.e. can be termed a molting gland. Onset of permolt activities as indicated by gastrolith initiation under molt stimulating conditions was strongly inhibited by removal of the Y-organs. This effect was fully compensated for by multiple injections of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00691675


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