Student Research Projects

Integument and Sensory Structures on the legs of zalmoxid harvestmen (Panopiliops reimoseri)

Student Candice Carey '15
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Biology
Course BIO 400: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)


In this study, I examined the morphology and distribution of cuticular structures on legs I and II of adult males of the zalmoxid harvestmen, Panopiliops reimoseri. I used SEM to compare the distribution of sensilla chaetica, spines, tubercles, dermal pores, and trichomes that occur on the trochanter, femur, patella, tibia, metatarsus and tarsus. The results of my study revealed similar distribution patterns of sensory structures along the lengths of legs I and II.