chelicerae


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chelicerae

pair of movable oral appendages adapted for cutting carried by acarids, including ticks.
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The length and width of the base of this chelicera were comparable to the chelicerae c1 and c2, but it had two fangs.
The third possibility is that the chelicerae were used to dig or rake the sediment.
Lindquist (1998) clearly showed that in some Trombidiform lineages, the chelicerae were modified to stylets that were used to perforate the surface of plants and to extract the cellular content of plants.
Lab-based feeding trials consisted of three treatments of grasshoppers and spiders: 1) grasshoppers only as a control, 2) grasshoppers and predator spiders, and 3) grasshoppers and risk spiders with their chelicerae glued, again to prevent lethal consumptive interactions.
Thanks to the pelican spider's long neck and chelicerae, its prey struggles at a harmless distance.
A medial unpaired labral bud and chelicerae appeared anterior to the stomodeal invagination.
They then crush the prey with their chelicerae and suck up the juices.
In the magnifier, the spiders, their spots and dots, their legs and chelicerae, eerily resembled their arachnid cousins, the crab and lobster.
The ventral side of the embryo is flattened, the prosomal appendages (chelicerae, pedipalps, and walking legs) have begun to lengthen, the stomodaeum is located slightly anterior to the chelicerae, and the lateral organs have begun to develop (Sekiguchi et al.
The mouthparts consist of a pair of segmented palps (feelers), a pair of sharp-bladed chelicerae (pincers) that slice the skin, and a needlelike hypostome through which blood is sucked.
Mygalemorphs are spiders that do not spin a web to capture prey, but instead ambush their prey and stab it with their chelicerae (fangs).