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During molting, the rela- tive percentage of the different hemocyte types changes drastically. Adhesion is enhanced by the capillary forces of an extremely thin water film on the substrate Homann, ; Roscoe and Walker, For instance, 33 different bioolgy muscles have been described for the orb weaver Zygiella Frank, ; the tarantula Eurypelma synonym Dugesiellawith 30, has just about as many Dillon, ; Ruhland, Biology of Spiders Rainer Foelix Limited preview – Slit sense organs may occur either singly or in groups fig.

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Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. They are typical sit-and- wait predators, mostly active at night, except for the adult males, which can be seen wandering around in broad daylight. Among the Ecribellatae, some spider families with simple genital structures the so-called Haplogynae were separated from those with complex genital structures, the Entelegynae fig.


Inside the cytoplasm the metabolites are concentrated and stored before they are expelled into the lumen spiderss the Malpighian tubule. Biology of Spiders is an extremely detailed book about spiders.

Obviously, the spider needs to clean this filter device, and this is done with an antiperistaltic stream of digestive fluid. The largest of these entosterna is the endosternite, a bowl- like platelet that lies in the middle of the prosoma fig. You foe,ix about everything from their lungs to their nervous system.

Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. Foelix

In both cases it is always a regular stacking of spiderx cuticle layers, often alternating with thin air spaces, that produces a particular color. The volume that a spider heart pumps out with each beat stroke volume varies from 0. In their most extreme arrangement, the eyes are perched on the ends of eye stalks, as in some midget spi- spiderd Micryphantidae; fig. His studies were later expanded to other arachnid orders ticks, scorpions, whip spiders and to insects and selected veretebrates.

Thomisidae and Mimetidae that attack potentially dangerous prey such as bees, bumblebees, or other spiders.

Coagulation pf initiated by many fine pseudopodia that grow out from the hemocyte fig. The guanocytes can be thought of as specialized resorp- tive cells, which take up metabolites e.

Biology of Spiders

The enormous venom glands consist of an anterior portion that produces venom and a posterior part that synthesizes a gluey substance. Finally, some money spiders Linyphiidae possess chelicerae with stridula- tory organs for producing sounds see chapter 9. Want to Read saving…. When the spider bites, the fangs move out of their groove and penetrate bioolgy prey.


It usually shows no trace of segmentation. All spiders that have claw tufts on the tips of their legs can easily walk on smooth vertical walls, sipders even on window panes. Denlinger, and David E.

A Sketch of Spider Systematics At present taxonomists recognize about 40, spider species, which they group into families Platnick, In the following years Witt tested a great variety of drugs e. As in vertebrates, the heart muscle cells are cross-striated, branched, and multinucleate. The main excretory products are guanine, adenine, hypox- anthine, and uric acid.

This can be nicely demonstrated by feeding a spider a suspension of India ink in a neutral red solution. However, direct observation and experi- ments do not support this theory. Actually, only few orthognath spiders have foelux parallel chelicerae e. Most of the intestinal cells are of the resorptive type. The lateral processes serve as insertion sites for muscles.