I am using a mirror modifier for modelling. When viewing the mesh in edit mode, the vertices in the center are firmly stuck together and cannot be separated.
When in pose mode, I manipulate a wrist bone on my model and the mesh splits in two along the mirror axis center.
I have tried removing the subsurface modifier to see if this was the problem leaving only the armature at the top of the modifier list,i.e. as first modifier (which I am told is the bottom of the stack) and the mirror as the second.
It doesn't separate in edit mode and I've also tried increasing the merge limit to 0.1 and there's no change. Manipulating bones separates the mesh.