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Tarsus, Metatarsus or Telotarsus, Basitarsus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Mad Scientist, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Mad Scientist

    Mad Scientist Arachnosquire Old Timer

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    which is more popularly used?
     
  2. VolkervonWirth

    VolkervonWirth Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Hi,

    here in the arachnological scene in Europe it is more common to say Tarsus and Metatarsus.

    Cheers, Volker
     
  3. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Same in Australia, tarsus and metatarsus.

    Steve
     
  4. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Arachnobaron

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    Of all the books I've read that have to do with Tarantula care and that include sections on their biology I have only seen them referred to as Tarsus and Metatarsus.
     
  5. Steve Nunn

    Steve Nunn Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I believe the Schultz and Schultz book (The Tarantula Keepers Guide) refers to these segments as basitarsus (metatarsus) and telotarsus (tarsus).

    Steve