Regeneration and molting effects on a proprioceptor organ in the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister.

@article{Hartman1994RegenerationAM,
  title={Regeneration and molting effects on a proprioceptor organ in the Dungeness crab, Cancer magister.},
  author={H. Bernard Hartman and Robin L Cooper},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={461-71}
}
Decapoda Crustacea molt in order to grow; some species, such as the Dungeness crab Cancer magister, achieve a very large size. Does sensory neuron hyperplasia in internal proprioceptors accompany this growth? To determine this, neurons in propodite-dactylopodite (PD) chordotonal organs were counted in first walking legs of juvenile (5th through 9th instar) and adult (10th through 13th instar) C. magister. We found that the PD organs of J5 crabs have about 56 neurons; the number increases to… CONTINUE READING