chelicerae


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chelicerae

pair of movable oral appendages adapted for cutting carried by acarids, including ticks.
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Chelicerae unidentate, tooth on retrolateral margin large (Fig.
Chelicerae blue-green, with seven small teeth and one large tooth on a single line (Fig.
The males of this genus are very similar in size, body shape and colouration, and have characteristically large diverging chelicerae with a long tooth on the retromarginal edge, near the base of fang.
Chelicerae brown, orange towards fang base; anterior surface covered in fine, light setae; fangs orange, paler at tips; three promarginal teeth, median tooth largest, proximal tooth smallest; two retromarginal teeth, proximal tooth largest.
The jawlike chelicerae rise 90 degrees and then slam fanged tips into the prey.
Chelicerae dark brown, endites dark brown with lighter tips.
The egg at the 35th hour of incubation showed the development of embryonic metameres which were anteriorely formed an acron, primary buds for pedipalp and chelicerae and also first pair of legs.
Instead they have fang-tipped jaws called chelicerae that are used to inject digestive enzymes into prey.
Ticks feed exclusively on blood, and begin the process by cutting a small hole into the host epidermis with their chelicerae and inserting the central hypostome into the cut, thereby attaching to the host.
Then, the spider ingests the partially digested food by smashing it to a pulp with its chelicerae, or a fang and a base, each of which may have teethlike projections.