Trans-epidermal transport and storage of calcium in Holthuisana transversa (Brachyura; Sundathelphusidae) during premoult

@inproceedings{Greenaway1991TransepidermalTA,
  title={Trans-epidermal transport and storage of calcium in Holthuisana transversa (Brachyura; Sundathelphusidae) during premoult},
  author={Peter Greenaway and Caroline Farrelly},
  year={1991}
}
Holthuisana transversa reabsorbs much of its exoskeletal calcium in the last 3 days before ecdysis and stores it in circulating granules in the haemocoel and in non-circulating granules in the subepidermal connective tissue. Calcium enters the epidermal cells from the moulting fluid, probably through their apical microvilli and is either incorporated into intracellular calcium granules or exits the cell via the basolateral membranes to be used in formation of two other granule types… CONTINUE READING