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Keywords: hydraulics
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (4): 578–583.
Published: 15 February 2012
...Tom Weihmann; Michael Günther; Reinhard Blickhan SUMMARY Unlike most other arthropods, spiders have no extensor muscles in major leg joints. Therefore, hydraulic pressure generated in the prosoma provides leg extension. For decades, this mechanism was held responsible for the generation...