Spiderday! Here’s some Arachnid-themed links I stumbled across over the past week.
- A story about a spider that destroys female genitalia to prevent future mating. My Read Of The Week.
- I love this – a construction project halted because of potential cave spiders.
- Some bioinspiration, spider-style: A North Face parka made from synthetic spider silk.
- Worth a listen (and look): an Arachnid Orchestra.
- Check out those ants. No, wait… one of them is a little different than the others…. SPIDERS! Myrmecophilic spiders!
- Two new jumping spider species. And not just any species.. but “horned” species.
- Trying really hard to get a false widow spider to bite. Good luck.
- Don’t love this story… but an interesting study nevertheless: pesticide effects on brown widow egg cases.
- Here’s a really interesting article on the Phylogeography of “Subterranean Alpine” Spiders. Spiders spin steely silken spleandour.
- Here’s another fantastic article: weapon trimorphism in Opiliones.
- A wonderful series of images of mites.
- Amblypygids are awesome. Really, they are.
- A great video on the biology and courtship of the Peacock spider: