The reversal of the direction of differentiation in the chelipeds of the hermit crab

1) When the chelipeds ofEupagurus longicarpus are removed at their breaking joints, they differentiate from the tip toward the base. The clawed legs differentiate from the base toward the tip. 2) If the tip of a regenerating cheliped is cut off at about the time when the pincher is differentiating, and the remaining stump is punctured near its middle, the… CONTINUE READING