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What is an exoskeleton composed of?

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Asked by S L, 29 Nov '12 03:37 pm
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An exoskeleton is the external protective body part or parts of an animal, especially found with insects. The insect's organs and tissues will be contained within the hard exterior skeleton and the mechanisms for movement will be connected to these as well. An example of an insect with an exoskeleton is the beetle.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 29 Nov '12 03:41 pm

 
  
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An exoskeleton is the external protective body part or parts of an animal, especially found with insects. The insect's organs and tissues will be contained within the hard exterior skeleton and the mechanisms for movement will be connected to these as well. An example of an insect with an exoskeleton is the beetl
Answered by Quest, 29 Nov '12 06:25 pm

 
  
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An exoskeleton is the external protective body part or parts of an animal, especially found with insects. The insect's organs and tissues will be contained within the hard exterior skeleton and the mechanisms for movement will be connected to these as well. An example of an insect with an exoskeleton is the beetle.
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An exoskeleton is the external protective body part or parts of an animal, especially found with insects. The insect's organs and tissues will be contained within the hard exterior skeleton and the mechanisms for movement will be connected to these as well. An example of an insect with an exoskeleton is the beetl
Answered by iqbal seth, 12 Jul '13 11:34 am

 
  
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An exoskeleton is the external protective body part or parts of an animal, especially found with insects. The insect's organs and tissues will be contained within the hard exterior skeleton and the mechanisms for movement will be connected to these as well. An example of an insect with an exoskeleton is the beetle.
Answered by rajan, 10 May '13 08:30 am

 
  
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The exoskeleton is made of several layers of cuticle, a composite material containing various proteins and chitin, a long-chain polysaccharide (sugar). The chitin and protein molecules are arranged in long chains, in successive layers, like the grain in plywood.

This structure makes cuticle extremely strong, as well as highly effective at keeping the spider from drying out, but the material does have one serious drawback. While it's flexible enough for movement, it can't expand like human bones and tissue -- in other words, it can't grow. In order to increase its size, the spider has to form a new, larger cuticle exoskeleton and shed its old one (this is called molting).

Molting occurs frequently when a spider is young, and some spiders may continue to molt throughout their life. At the appropriate time, hormones tell the spider's body to absorb some of the lower cuticle layer in the exoskeleton and begin secreting cuticle material to form the new exoskeleton. The new exoskeleton ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 29 Nov '12 04:37 pm

 
  
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