Here’s your fifth instalment of SPIDERDAY here on the arthropod ecology blog: all the arachnid links from last week:
- Pseudoscorpions are among the most amazing (and understudied) of the Arachnids: small, wonderful animals with incredible biology. Catherine Scott wrote a simply terrific post about these lovely arachnids.
- Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada. Watch for ticks, folks.
- Poetry with a spider-theme. Here’s “A noiseless patient spider” by Walt Whitman.
- The musical, flirtatious side of a common spider. (this story was featured last week on Spiderday, but it’s great that the BBC picked it up)
- Yay! How great it is when people work through some of their fears about spiders:
- Here’s a photo and a bit of biology about a simply gorgeous Tarantula species from Colombia.
- Black widow spiders in your fruit? here’s a post that dispels some myths.
- If you are visiting London: A museum does an exhibit on spiders.
- A very handy guide to the eyes of spiders was making the rounds on the Twitterverse. I stupidly shared it without properly crediting the illustrator. (Sorry)
- Want to learn about the Anapidae? (A family of spiders) – here’s a post for you.
- Here’s a feature about Jurgen Otto and his dancing spiders. You know, these ones:
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