The Action of an Arthropod Moulting Hormone on Barnacles and Its Apparent Natural Role in the Control of Development and Growth

Crustecdysone, a major arthropod development and growth hormone, increased moulting activity in adult Balanus balanoides when injected at doses of 0'02 and 0'2/ig per animal. A synchronization of moulting was imposed by the hormone and more than one cycle of accelerated activity was evident: differences were apparent between the effects of single dose and… CONTINUE READING