I know, I know… it’s been too long since the last SPIDERDAY post! The end of term proved busy, but I’m trying to get back on track. So: here are some of the best arachnid-themed stories of the past couple of months. I hope you enjoy all the eight-legged greatness! Let’s start things off with a beautiful photo:
Finally, SPIDERDAY is back! (Sorry about the delay – it’s been a busy term, so I’ve not been able to keep up on the blogging). Here are some Arachnid-themed stories pulled from the web over the past month or so:
Two of my favourite Arachnologists (Sean and Catherine) have been on a great SPIDER TRIP adventure! This is one of the species they stumbled across in Texas. Yes, it’s a brown recluse (photo by S. McCann). Check out more photos from their adventure, here.
It’s that time again! Spiderday – your monthly linkfest of all the best Arachnid stories from the past month. Let’s get started…
It’s SPIDERDAY! As promised, this feature on the blog will be a monthly occurrence, so here’s the round-up of the best Arachnid-themed links and stories from the past few weeks.
To start off, here’s a lovely image of a wolf spider, by Christy Pitto:
SPIDERDAY is finally back – it’s been a few weeks, but the end of the term has been hectic. However, it’s time to catch up on some great Arachnid-themed links from the last little while.
This will also be my last post of 2015, so I’ll also take this opportunity to THANK YOU for reading and commenting on this blog. I also wish everyone a Happy Holidays! Arthropod Ecology will certainly keep on truckin’ in 2016.
- Here’s a post on an often-overlooked family of spiders: The Oecobiidae, aka “star-legged spiders”
- Colour shifts in spiders. Fascinating biology!
- Cobwebs and their genetic secrets: this research is quite exciting, and has many potential applications in the future.
- The faces of Peruvian Amazon spider families. Photos are breathtaking, and you get to see great variation in form and function, too.
- Multi-modal communication in peacock spiders.
- Speaking of jumping spiders: what a resource! 27,000 images of Salticidae
- A phylogenetic classification for the Salticidae: an important paper
- This is outstanding: a very old book has a very old spider squashed between its pages (and you can tell the species, too)
- From back in November, how spider personalities affect pest control.
- Blue tarantulas. That is all.
- An interesting looking paper on mercury accumulation in arthropods, including spiders.
- Big spider webs. Yup, they sure are big. Super-big.
- Discover your inner Arachnid: what spider are you?
- Hunting Britain’s largest spiders
- To kill a wolf spider: the natural history of wasp and their spider prey.
- On that theme, here’s an interesting video... perhaps a bit gruesome
Collectors cards, Arachnid style.
It’s been a couple of weeks, but nevertheless, here is another edition of SPIDERDAY! All the best Arachnid-themed links, pulled from the web in the last little while.
Just look at this Jumping spider keeping an eye on her babies! Photo by Nick Porch (reproduced here with permission)
Spiderday! Here’s some Arachnid-themed links I stumbled across over the past week.
What a great day. It’s Halloween AND spiderday. On the same day. And it’s the 20th edition of spiderday. It just doesn’t get any better. Here are the arachnid-themed stories I pulled from the web over the past week.
But first… just LOOK AT THIS amazing little spider:
It’s been a few weeks since the last SPIDERDAY (sorry…). Here’s another edition of this feature, with links to some of my favourite stories about Arachnids. It was easy to pull this together this month, since it’s Arachtober.
This is a lovely spider species in the family Titanoecidae. (Photo by Sean McCann)
Whoop! Three cheers for SPIDERDAY (or would it be more apt to say “eight cheers”?. All the arachnid links from the past week, in one place.