Cuticle Formation

Formation of new cuticle (Figure 11.5) may be viewed largely as a succession of syntheses by epidermal cells, with dermal glands and oenocytes adding their products at the appropriate moment (Locke, 1974). It must be realized, however, that other, related processes such as dissolution of old cuticle are going on concurrently and that cuticle formation is partly a preecdysial and partly a postecdysial event; that is, much endocuticle formation, tanning of the outer procuticle, wax secretion, and other processes occur after the remains of the old cuticle are shed.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

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