Synchronization of deposition of daily growth layers in the cuticle of the cockroachBlaberus fuscus by gating of moult

@article{Runte2005SynchronizationOD,
  title={Synchronization of deposition of daily growth layers in the cuticle of the cockroachBlaberus fuscus by gating of moult},
  author={T. Runte and Friedrich Weber},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={1049-1051}
}
InBlaberus fuscus, combined light/dark-warm/cold cycles induce a rhythm of moulting. Most of the moults take place in the middle of the dark cold phases. Because of a stable phase-relation between moulting time and endocuticle growth rhythm, the latter is synchronized with the environmental cycles, too; lamellated layers are deposited during the light warm phases, which correspond to the time of resting of the cockroaches. Therefore, the cuticle growth is internally synchronized with rhythmic… CONTINUE READING