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How many times can a starfish be cut up and still live on?



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I don't know how many pieces one can cut any one starfish into and still have each regenerate. As long as a piece has part of the central disk, it should regenerate into a whole organism. But if you cut a starfish in half, and then let it grow into an whole one before cutting it in half again, one should be able to do that indefinitely. Hope that answers your question.

Jim Murray



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