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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Does a spider legs have bones?

I'm trying to find out if spider legs have bones. Anyone know?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Spiders have their shell on the outside so sort of but a spider has no proper bones.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes and no.

    They have an exoskelleton to keep their limbs and bodies rigid like mamals have a skeleton, so it is like they have bones. However their exoskeletons are not made of the same stuff as our bones.

    The rigid parts of an insect aren't made of bone, but are made of Chitin, a polymer of sugars. Being a polymer makes it a lot like a form of natural plastic. The weight and flexibility of chitin over bone gives the spider some advantages.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The exo-skeleton is of chitin which is light and also can be shed to allow for growth.

    Luckily chitin has strength limitations - if it was as strong as bone spiders could be 6 feet tall!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm pretty sure spiders have what's called an exo-skeleton which means thier skeltons are on the outside of their bodies - pretty much like crabs and other such creatures.

    My mummy used to say : 'if you wish to live and thrive, let a spider run alive'.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Spiders have an exoskeleton. No bones.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nope, no bones as you know them. they have an exoskeleton, which means it is on the outside of their flesh. Also, their skeletons are made of chitin, instead of calcium like ours.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no.their legs have joints.so they r placed in the phylum Arthopoda.refer to the Book Zoology

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