Feeding, nutrient flow, and functional gut morphology in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.


The flow of nutrients through the digestive tract of Gryllus bimaculatus is regulated by the proventriculus, which effectively triturates the partially digested food coming from the crop and shoves the mushy nutrient mass into the space between the paired caeca. The many folds at the base of the caeca form a sieve, and only fine food particles (4-10 microm… (More)



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