apodeme


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apodeme

an inward projection of the exoskeleton of arthropods that serves as a site for muscle attachment.
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Male: Gonostylus with 4 spiniform setae; gonocoxite without basal tuft of setae; paramere simple; ejaculatory ducts shorter than three times the length of apodeme + pump, with simple tips.
The ventral and dorsal arms of aedeagus are wide and short, the dorsal arm gradually narrows towards the apodeme, and the opening of genital orifice is located in a narrow cavity.
1997), the glabellar S3 and S2 apodemes reduced to a low knob in the axial furrow (seen ventrally), with no furrows continuing adaxially onto the glabella on the dorsal side, the thorax with fewer segments (nine) but the additional preanterior pair of pleurae on the pygidium being remnant from the juvenile thorax, and the inner two pairs of pleurae reduced but the additional pair developed on the ventral side of the pygidium.
Parameres separated, subparallel, short; each with basal apodeme at level of gonocoxite midlength; proximal portion slender, distal portion broader, rounded.
After freezing the animals, we severed their claws, examined the dentition of the cutting surfaces, and measured propal height, propal length, propal depth, dactyl length (L2), and the distance from the claw's pivot to the insertion of the closer muscle apodeme (L1; Fig.
The leg was then gently manipulated until voluntary rupture of the coxal apodeme was achieved and the isolated limb placed in absolute ethanol (stored at -20[degrees] C).
The cuticle was removed from the propodus, and after the apodeme was cut at its insertion onto the dactylus, the muscle was gently removed with forceps.
Ejaculatory apodeme with a row of small spines in the sperm sac (Fig.