To Argus: on rudi..matatur::2008-02-06 7:01
Thank you again for your nice comments my friend, it is a fact that the teeth of the hinge mechanism, together with the interlocking of the marginal teeth facilitate the locking together of the two valves quite rigidly. But the weak but continuous contra-pulling exerted by a starfish tires the strong closure muscles of the cockle in time -the cockle uses striated muscle, strong but easily tiring, the starfish, smooth muscle, weak but untiring- pries the valves a little open, then slides its averted stomach within the valves...
Well, nature has strange ways Ivan!
Regards, Mehmet
Turkey
Title: Rudicardium tuberculatum hingeKodak DX4530
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