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The mechanical properties of the abdominal cuticle of Rhodnius larvae.

@article{Reynolds1975TheMP,
  title={The mechanical properties of the abdominal cuticle of Rhodnius larvae.},
  author={S. Reynolds},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1975},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={
          69-80
        }
}
  • S. Reynolds
  • Published 1975
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1. The mechanical properties of loops of cuticle cut from the abdomens of 5th instar Rhodnius have been investigated. The cuticle shows pronounced viscoelastic behaviour. 2. Stress-relaxation tests show a continuously falling modulus over a wide range of times after the imposition of a strain. 3. Plasticized samples of cuticle show stress-relaxation curves which are shifted along the time axis towards earlier times by up to times 10-3. The modulus at any particular time after the imposition of… CONTINUE READING
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