A question about caudal autotomy

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A question about caudal autotomy

Postby loljelloclowdz » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:22 am

I can’t find a video, so I thought I’d ask the question here.

When a lizard capable of doing so drops their tail, do they spin around and pull it off with their mouth, or do they actually have muscles contract around their tail that causes it to break right off without them having to pull it off?
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Re: A question about caudal autotomy

Postby Taterbug » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:27 am

The tail will fracture at specific areas (to minimize amount of tail lost) and it's done by muscle contractions, iirc.
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