1. Clusters of legs were grown from metathoracic coxae of the cockroach. Legs of a cluster had different segmental origins, sizes, and orientations. 2. Regenerating metathoracic nerves tended to enter the nearest leg, and to a lesser extent of the largest leg, but showed no significant tendency to penetrate metathoracic rather than prothoracic legs, or normally oriented rather than abnormally oriented legs. 3. Movements of legs were evoked by nerve stimulation significantly more often in nearest, largest, and normally oriented legs, but were equally frequent in prothoracic and metathoracic legs. 4. Close proximity of peripheral nerves is not required for the differentiation of the legs, since nerves were visible in the legs only at the later stages of their development, and many of the legs were apparently nerve innervated.

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