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ON THE INDENTATION HARDNESS OF INSECT CUTICLE

@article{Hillerton1982ONTI,
  title={ON THE INDENTATION HARDNESS OF INSECT CUTICLE},
  author={J. E. Hillerton and S. Reynolds and J. Vincent},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={96},
  pages={45-52}
}
  • J. E. Hillerton, S. Reynolds, J. Vincent
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • The Journal of Experimental Biology
  • SUMMARY The indentation hardness of locust cuticle was measured using a Vickers diamond applied to the surface of the cuticle. A number of areas of cuticle showed similar hardness values, approximately 24 kg mm~ ! , for the dehydrated cuticle but the mandibles (298 kg mm 4 ) and the dorsal mesothorax (33-3 kg mm 4 ) were harder. The mandibles have localized areas of hardness which are related to their function. It is suggested that the hardness of the dorsal thorax may be related to its… CONTINUE READING
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