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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Without any treatment the symptoms will last for about 5 days, and a complete recovery may take weeks. Such is the case for the water spider Argyroneta aquatica Crome, Note the large openings of the poison canal and the lack of cheliceral teeth.

The sucking stomach serves as the main pump for food intake. This was a very fascinating book for a spider fan.

Biology of Spiders : Rainer F. Foelix :

Although a triple innervation of tactile hairs is the rule in spiders, there are some exceptions. In general, spiders with a well-developed tracheal system seem to have greater aerobic capabilities. 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, Biology of Spiders Rainer F.

In comparison, a relative of Argyroneta, the house spider Tegenaria, is paralyzed within a few minutes after such an operation. Although spider venom may contain some proteolytic enzymes Kaiser and Raab,it plays an insignificant role in actual digestion. Ary Izhar rated it it was amazing Jun 21, This narrow socket allows only soiders movement of the hair shaft. In European houses, for example, we usually find Tegenaria in the bathroom, often trapped in the tub, where it cannot scale the smooth walls.


The muscle fibers are cross-striated and have their own motor nerves, which facilitates the rapid triggering of venom release. Several furrows radiate from the dorsal groove: Structurally, at least four different types can be distinguished Seitz, a,b; Sherman, b, As can be seen in table 3.

Since they are completely bathed in lymph, muscle cells with high oxidative capacity have a relatively large exchange area per volume of tissue, and this makes up for the rather large diffusion distances. Indeed, cardioregulatory neurons have been demonstrated spidere the CNS by morphological and electrophysio- logical methods Gonzalez-Fernandez and Sherman, Each lamella is composed of microfibers that are ostensibly arranged in a paraboloid fashion.

Biology of Spiders

Andrew rated it liked it Jul 25, This is obvious because even minor sensory input influences the heart rate: Perhaps there wasn’t that much information about the spider brain at the time of this editions publication.

Structure and Function of the Heart The heart tube consists of a thin outer layer adventitia composed of connective tissue and of the actual muscle layer myocardium that forms the circular heart lume Seitz, a. Rather than build a web, it attaches an air bubble to a water plant and uses it as a residence. If the breathing muscles of the thorax become affected, this can eventually lead to death.


As in vertebrates, the heart muscle cells are cross-striated, branched, and multinucleate.

Presumably the nephrocytes take up metabolites from the hemolymph and store them intracellularly fig. Usually, a median stigma leads into a small atrium from which two lateral and two medial tubes arise fig.

Each consists of a dorsal tergite and a ventral sternite. Overall, however, most Loxosceles bites are harmless Vetter, ; Vetter and Isbister, In cross-section it typically exhibits the shape of a collapsed square figs. True tarantulas Lycosa, Hogna can reach an impressive 30 mm of body length fig. Many unique photographs were contributed by fellow arachnologists, to whom I am most grateful. It clearly shows dark A-bands and light I-bands with distinct dark Z-lines.

As an overview it inevitably led me wanting more in-depth information about the various spiders briefly touched on within, but that will be for other books to lay out.