Oenocytes, a special cell type, often are present between the basal region of the epidermal cells and the basal lamina, or they may adhere to the hemolymphal surface of the basal lamina. Electron microscope studies show that they have a highly developed smooth endoplasmic reticulum, characteristic of cells engaged in hydrocarbon synthesis. Oenocytes synthesize hydrocarbon waxes, which are transferred to the wax layer of the epicuticle, presumably via the epidermal cells and the procuticular pore canals. It has been suggested that the oenocytes also provide lipids to the outer and inner epicuticle as well as to the sclerotized regions of the exocuticle.

Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Make money with honey How to be a Beekeeper. Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby or you can turn it into a lucrative business. The choice is yours. You need to know some basics to help you get started. The equipment needed to be a beekeeper. Where can you find the equipment you need? The best location for the hives. You can't just put bees in any spot. What needs to be considered when picking the location for your bees?

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