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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (17): 2555–2565.
Published: 1 September 2002
...James D. Baker; James W. Truman SUMMARY Adult insects achieve their final form shortly after adult eclosion by the combined effects of specialized behaviors that generate increased blood pressure, which causes cuticular expansion, and hormones, which plasticize and then tan the cuticle. We examined...