The life on an Arthropod

Arthropod dissection pre-ap biology-Vu


An arthropod is a organism under the scientific name Arthropoda. Arthropods habitats are in places that are seasonal ponds, bayheads, lakes, and flatwaters. Arthropods are herbivores, so their diet consist of plants, and they predators are larewings and spiders. You can find arthropods in about every niche, they are very diverse. Adaptions that arthropods have are 2 body parts the thorax and abdomen, and 6 appendages.

The Integumentary system:

The integumentary system consist of 4 layers; namely epicuticle, procuticle, epidermis and basement membrane. The layer that is responsible for locking and storing water is the outermost layer, the namely epucticle. The next layer, the procuticle is there to support and give strength to the exoskeleton. The last layer, the epidermis is responsible to secrete the procuticle.

The main purpose for the integumentary system is to give a structure to the animal for support. This system also helps protect everything that is on the inside of the organism and protects all of its organs. The exoskeleton of these organism is composed of many layers of protein and a tough polysaccharide.

Facts about Arthropods:

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Evolutionary relationship of an Arthropods:

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