Table 1.

Relative link lengths in relaxed appendages (photographed specimens) versus loaded appendages (high-speed video images)

Link length (%) Statistical difference between resting and loaded appendage link lengths
Overall meanRelaxedLoadedtP
Link 27980761.3130.21
Link 3212024–1.860.082
Link 41221301163.430.0035*
  • Lengths are expressed as a percentage of the length of Link 1

  • * Statistically significant difference (P<0.005)