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I want some giant insect-like creatures for my setting. Since there are already answers here that say simply scaling up insects isn't feasible due to things like their circulatory system, let's assume that our big insects have the proper organs and internal piping to handle being big.
Does a creature with an exoskeleton have a lower size ceiling than one with an endoskeleton before the square-cube law becomes an issue? Can I make giant bugs at a similar size to giant mammals, assuming they have the proper internal organs?