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An updated translation of the definitive text on spider biology by the author of the second German-language edition from Thieme Verlag. The writer places. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Biology of spiders / Rainer F. Foelix | Traducción de: Biologie der spinnen Incluye bibliografía e índice. Biology of Spiders has 47 ratings and 9 reviews. Namrirru said: I love this book! Not just because I love spiders, but this book is lucidly written and f.

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The large wandering spider Cupiennius salei is one of the best studied spiders Barth, and belongs to the same family as Phoneutria Ctenidae.

Instead, it is always the hemolymph that is responsible for the final transport of oxygen to its destination. Another modification of hairs are the scales, where the hair shaft is leaflike, consisting of several layers of a fine cuticular meshwork fig. Foelix is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in spider biology.

Animal Evolution Maximilian J. If both the lung slits and the stigma of a water spider are sealed, it takes days before any effects disturbed motor behavior become noticeable. If the breathing muscles of the thorax become affected, this can eventually lead spideds death.

Biology of Spiders Rainer F. When all these muscles contract, the stomach lumen increases greatly and the stom- ach thus functions as a suction pump. Such a large number of trichobothria and their concentration on the distal leg segments suggest a behavioral significance.

The meso- dermal endoskeleton is quite different from the ectodermal exoskeleton. For instance, 33 different leg muscles have been described for the orb weaver Zygiella Frank, ; the tarantula Eurypelma synonym Dugesiellawith 30, has just about as many Dillon, ; Ruhland, This eco- nomical use of venom implies that the spider must know which kind of prey it is dealing with before the actual bite Wullschleger and Nentwig, Because almost all spiders have venom glands, they are all potentially poi- sonous—at least with regard to their normal prey.


Refresh and try again. I thought they always just looked like spiders, but, you know The same technically superior solution has evolved inde- pendently in other animals e. Eight hours after food intake has begun, most of the secretory cells are devoid of enzymatic granules.

Biology of Spiders

The slow- motion pictures also revealed how the zigzag pattern fig. After Uhl et al. The tracheae in spiders, unlike those in insects, always terminate in an open end without contacting a spidesr, so oxygen is not delivered directly. In contrast, the muscles attached to the exoskeleton always possess a specialized intercalated epidermal cell, the tendon cell fig. It turns out that a contraction of prosomal muscles fig.

The next segments 2—6, or body segments 8—12 are the largest and in these the tergites are most easily recognizable. A more impressive example of how a spider can use its abdominal hairs is found in the New World tarantulas.

A threadlike ganglion on the dorsal side of the heart tube fig. The observed effects are tremors, sweating, accelerated heart beat, vomiting, and feeling cold and tense. Jul 12, Namrirru rated bioloy it was amazing Shelves: A less ferocious ctenid spider, which will be mentioned in many of the fol- lowing chapters, is Cupiennius salei from Central America fig. This sinus is covered by a thin layer of smooth musculature. Functional Anatomy 47 Figure 2. Most likely single slit sensilla on the tarsi elicit an oriented prey-catching behavior, whereas the trichobothria signal only a general alertness.

The final exchange of gases O2, CO2 within the book lung is the result of spivers that takes place through the extremely thin walled lamellae Paul, a, b. Even fainter subdivisions may be recognized laterally, pointing from the center of the carapace toward the coxae of the legs. The order of spiders, Araneae, is usually divided into three suborders, the Mesothelae, the Mygalomorphae, and the Araneomorphae.

Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. Foelix

A con- spicuous muscle layer surrounds the body of the gland and expels the venom rap- idly as the muscle contracts fig. While some of the chapters felt more like a text book lecture, there was a lot to learn from Biology of Spiders. The joint between patella and tibia also moves laterally and assists in positioning the leg tip precisely Frank, Jumping spiders are most active if the day.


If you thought this book was about the biology folix spiders, congratulations! My copy came out in translated from the German editionbut I want to point out that this book has had at least 2 expanded editions, once in the 90’s and once in Some ancient spiders e.

The terminal position of the spinnerets is the result of a longitudinal expansion of the third sternite during phylogeny such that the spinnerets became displaced posteriorly.

Actually, bending occurs before the hair shaft contacts the socket rim Barth et al. In some species we find a reduction to four Tetrablemma, Theridiidae or even to two eyes Nops, Caponiidaeand some cave-dwelling spi- ders have lost their eyes altogether Millot, ; Sanocka, Thus certain environ- ments that normally would be inaccessible become available. Hill and c Heliophanus. The middle claw is important for web spiders, because they use it to catch hold of the silk threads of their webs; in fact, only the middle hook and not the large main claws grasps the thread Foelix, spieers.

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Metabolism 75 Figure 3. Other animals, such as rats, rabbits, dogs, and goats, seem to be much hardier Maretic and Habermehl, Note the negative pressures in opisthosoma lf lung vein, which lead to a venous backflow due to a suction effect.

Nerve C is spoders sensory and contains about 5, small fibers. On the legs, for instance, the single slits are generally oriented parallel to the leg axis fig. For instance, a certain dosage of caffeine results in a typical “caffeine web”, which is distinctly different from a mesacline web or an amphetamine web.