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Locusts Repair Injuries from The Inside

by Carl Jackson April 29, 2018

 

Locusts are one of the less annoying insects that sometimes invade our homes but they can be creepy none the less, especially now that we’ve discovered they can repair themselves.

According to a new study, locusts and some other insects that rely on an exoskeleton for protection, have 2 layers and when a limb is broken releases a secretion that spreads across and under the cut, sealing it off and then hardening. This is  like a thick patch that heals the injury on the inside.

Scientists are only now beginning to discover how hard this patching is and how strong.

They believe we can learn alot from these resilient creatures.

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




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