May 9, 2016

locustIn weird news you probably didn’t need to know, scientists say insects can actually repair their own limbs.

When insects break a limb, they can’t get a cast like we do, instead they can patch themselves up from the inside. These patches can restore up to 66 percent of a leg’s former strength, according to a new study.

Insects such as locusts that have an exoskeleton, have a external support called a cuticle that when cut secretes new endocuticle which covers the cut and hardens, to restore the limb.

Read more at https://student.societyforscience.org/article/insects-can-patch-their-broken-%E2%80%98bones%E2%80%99

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