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What does arthropod mean?
- Nicolle (age 13)
St. Isabella, novato CA USA
An arhtropod is a type of invertebrate animal (like insects, spiders, and crustaceans). According to Webster's Dictionary
arthropods have a "segmented body and jointed appendages, a usually
chitinous exoskeleton molted at intervals, and a dorsal anterior brain
connected to a ventral chain of ganglia", but you don't have to
remember all that.
Some people keep arthropods as pets - for example, tarantulas,
hissing cockroaches, scorpions, or giant milipedes. For information on
that, check out The Pet Arthropod Page
(published on 10/22/2007)
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