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The coxae of the pedipalps represent another special- ization, for these have been transformed into chewing mouth parts maxillae or endites. In contrast to most other dangerous spiders mentioned above, these ctenid spiders are rather aggressive. Adhesion is enhanced by the capillary forces of an extremely thin water film on the substrate Homann, ; Roscoe and Walker, All spiders except for the uloborids, and the small holarchaeids possess a pair of venom glands, usually located in the prosoma figs.

Books by Rainer F. Two remarkable exceptions are the femur-patella joint and the tib- ia-metatarsal joint, both of which lack extensors Petrunkevitch, Each cell consists of many myofibrils, with light I-bands isotropic and darker A-bands anisotropic.

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Neurobiology 89 Trichobothria The filiform hairs, or trichobothria, are extremely fine hairs within special sockets. And there were plenty of shots of spiders doing things, like caring for their young or hunting.

All claws arise from a goelix cuticular platelet pretarsus. Incidentally, the same phenomenon of highly efficient adhesion forces is known in some reptiles, such as in skinks, which can walk foeli on walls and ceilings Hiller, Whereas the shape of the midgut appears rather confusing due to its elaborate branching, the next section of the digestive system is structurally much simpler. The family Philodromidae was formerly grouped together with the Thomisidae, although they bear only a superficial resemblance to crab spiders Homann, Note the large openings of the poison canal and the lack of cheliceral teeth.


Experiments showed that these urticating hairs can work themselves 2 mm deep into human skin Cooke et al.

Overall, however, most Loxosceles bites are harmless Vetter, ; Vetter and Isbister, The energy necessary for these processes comes from an oxidation of lipids Paul, spixers Very well written overview.

Elaborate tubular tracheae occur only in small spiders, which are more prone to desiccation; perhaps tubular tracheae have evolved as an adaption to provide the necessary protection Levi, In both cases it is always a regular stacking of thin cuticle layers, often spisers with thin air spaces, that produces a particular color.

How these joints can be stretched at all puzzled arachnologists for a long time. The felix of tarantism were probably related to many other causes ranging from other spider bites, notably those of the black widow, to epilepsy.

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In spidrrs histological preparations the acidophilic hemolymph stains distinctly, yet the thin hypodermis extensions are hardly visible fig. Chelicerae The chelicerae are the first appendages of the prosoma. One pair of sieve tracheae only Symphytognathidae. Neurobiology 91 Figure 4.

The order of spiders, Araneae, is usually divided into three suborders, the Mesothelae, the Mygalomorphae, and the Araneomorphae. The interior of the gland cell is filled with excretions Ex that are transported toward spidrrs lumen Lu.

Often the eyes stand close together in pairs, sometimes clearly raised above the surrounding cuticle, as in the Theraphosidae and Filistatidae. 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, In some genera e. Note the extremely thin walls of the air pockets Air. Aside from its considerable size 10 mm body lengthTegenaria is quite conspicuous because of its long, hairy legs 12—18 mm and the two long spinnerets protruding from its abdomen fig.


These act as a buttress for the movable fang.

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Using an atomic force microscope, the adhesive force van der Waals forces of a single end foot was determined as 38 nN for a scopula hair in the jumping spider Evarcha Kesel et al. When an insect blunders onto the web, the spider quickly darts out from its hideout, bites the victim, and carries it back.

The fact that the dendritic terminals are only Figure 4. Histologically, the Malpighian tubules do not differ much from the stercoral pocket or from the hindgut Seitz, Both sides of the cheliceral groove are often armed with cuticular teeth fig. However, wolf spiders generally do not actively run down their prey, as their name might suggest, but sit quietly and wait until a victim happens to come by Ford, ; Stratton, In European houses, for example, we usually find Tegenaria in the bathroom, often trapped in the tub, where it cannot scale the smooth walls.

Mechanical Senses Mechanoreceptors respond to external stimuli such as touch, substrate vibrations, and air currents, and also keep the spider informed about leg and joint positions.

In those rare cases where the skin is broken as may happen from our garden spiderthe effects—local swelling, blisters, and raised body temperature—are neg- ligible Maretic,