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Biology of Spiders

Metabolism 59 Internal Digestion The liquefied food is sucked through the narrow mouth opening by the action of the muscles of the pharynx and the stomach. The markings in the form of a white cross are caused by guanine cells, which shine through the transparent cuticle.

Some weeks later, just before the young spiderlings are ready to leave the cocoon, the mother rips the cocoon wall so that the young can emerge. The excrement stored in the stercoral pocket is periodically passed to the outside at the anus.

The arrow points to the hair base Photos b,c: The interior of the gland cell is filled with excretions Ex that are transported toward the lumen Lu. Most poisonous of all are certain ctenid spiders Phoneutria; fig. Although this subdivision also became questionable, there is again some justification to maintain at least some classical Dionycha, such as the Salticidae, the Clubionidae, and the Thomisidae.


Biology of Spiders : Rainer F. Foelix :

The short hairs covering the opisthosoma of many spiders may have special functions. Each bris- tle is serrated on one if and thus acts as a comb figs. Many are specialized as snare builders web spi- derswhereas others hunt their victims ground spiders or wandering spiders. Locomotion and Prey Capture 7.

Spoders, and David E. Of all the typical spider features only the number of legs is correctly shown in this wood-cut from Hortis Sanitatis; Mainz, Germany. Smaller wolf spiders 4—10 mm body length roam freely among stones or low vegetation; only the larger representatives Arctosa, Trochosa, Alopecosa; 10—20 mm dig burrows.

After Malli et al. Pedipalps and Mouth Parts The second pair forlix appendages are the pedipalps. The flow of the hemolymph back to the heart follows the gradient of decreasing pressure. Each lamella is composed of microfibers that are ostensibly arranged in a paraboloid fashion.

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I was not a science major and some of this was written way too formal. Initially the hemocyanin is stored in crystalline form, biiology mature cyanocytes may deliver it to the hemolymph see Fahrenbach, Exoskeleton As members of the arthropods, spiders possess a hard external body shell, the exo- skeleton.

A liquid plastic solution Mercox had been injected into the heart and had spread into the aorta Aothe two trunci peristomacales Trthe head arteries Cthe palpal vessels Pand the leg arteries 1—4 ; after polymerization and removal of the soft tissues all bioloy vessels stand out clearly. The importance of the book lungs becomes clear after one closes the lung slits with petroleum jelly; after only 2 minutes the animals become severely bioogy, Figure 3.


The fact that spiders read- ily accept a drop of water but quickly reject a weak quinine solution proves that they are capable of tasting.

Interestingly, most web spiders exhibit much fewer trichobothria about 10 per leg, mainly on the tibiae, none on the tarsi than ground spiders Peters and Pfreundt, Outside the body, the hemolymph coagulates quickly. Brusca, Wendy Moore, and Stephen M. Each of these branches divides again, into the arteria cephalica, which supplies the supraesophageal gan- glion, the chelicerae, and the mouth parts, and the arteria crassa, which sends off one artery per extremity.

Mechanically abraded epicuticle is replaced by material supplied by the pore canals, which traverse the cuticle spidders vertically and terminate at the surface.

Just before seizing a prey, the scopulate hairs can be erected hydraulically, thereby exposing their adhesive sides Foelix et al. Their location is often visible from the outside as a hairless patch of cuticle that borders posterio- rally on a spicers slit, the lung slit fig.

This is in contrast to toxins in orb-web spiders, which act on synapses that use glutamate as neurotrans- mitter Kawai et al. All these substances are nearly insoluble in water, a property reflected in their tendency to crystallize. A more impressive example of how a spider can use its abdominal hairs is found in the New World tarantulas.