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In order for an insect to grow as large as an elephant, which changes or modification would need to be made in the circulatory systems of insects?

a) the heart would need to have multiple chambers

b) the circulating body fluid would need to be contained in closed vessels

c) the heart would need to have multiple ostia

d) only A and B are correct

e) A, B, and C are correct.

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Clearly, the heart would need to have multiple chambers in order to handle the two major circuits of blood flow, i.e. ...

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