The pedipalp of Pseudocellus pearsei (Ricinulei, Arachnida) - ultrastructure of a multifunctional organ.

  title={The pedipalp of Pseudocellus pearsei (Ricinulei, Arachnida) - ultrastructure of a multifunctional organ.},
  author={Giovanni Talarico and Jos{\'e} Guadalupe Palacios-Vargas and Gerd Alberti},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  volume={37 6},
Ricinulei possess movable, slender pedipalps with small chelae. When ricinuleids walk, they occasionally touch the soil surface with the tips of their pedipalps. This behavior is similar to the exploration movements they perform with their elongated second legs. We studied the distal areas of the pedipalps of the cavernicolous Mexican species Pseudocellus pearsei with scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Five different surface structures are characteristic for the pedipalps: (1… CONTINUE READING

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