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: SPIDERDAY
Two of my favourite Arachnologists (
and Sean ) have been on a great Catherine adventure! This is one of the species they stumbled across in Texas. Yes, it’s a brown recluse SPIDER TRIP . Check out more photos from their adventure, (photo by S. McCann) here.
It’s that time again!
– your monthly linkfest of all the best Arachnid stories from the past month. Let’s get started… Spiderday
Whoop! Three cheers for
(or would it be more apt to say “eight cheers”?. All the arachnid links from the past week, in one place. SPIDERDAY
Here is the latest edition of
! A perfect spot to check out the best ‘web’ links related to Arachnids. It’s sure to catch you… SPIDERDAY
Here’s your ninth edition of
! Some arachnid-related links from the past week. SPIDERDAY
Please note: I’m just heaving off to the Yukon for a couple of weeks of remote field work (it will involve arachnids!). Spiderday will likely return on 18 July.
Wow – this is a Thomisidae (crab spider) that’s an ant-mimic. In Australia, of course.
. Photo by Alex Wild
. An amazing post with stunning images that you just won’t believe! How about GIANT ones Some very
(Harvestmen, or daddy-longlegs) handsome Opiliones This is from a while ago, but worth another read. The fastest land animal (scaled to relative body size) is…
Worth a look. Tips for tick safety. Here’s a great technique that arachnophiles are sure to use!
Hip Hip Hooray! It’s
! I’ve snared some of the best arachnidy links from this past week. But first… a big hug for you: Spiderday
A spider hug.
A jumping spider found for the first time in Canada: Myrmarachne formicaria (photo by
, reproduced here with permission) V. Levesque-Beaudin
. THE place to get all the stories about arachnids, from the past week. And boy oh boy it was a good week! spiderday
Let’s get started:
A spider from Singapore: it vibrates its web at high speed if it’s threatened. Wow. Photo by
, reproduced here with permission. Chthoniid
A spider of sorts.
A mitey good pun.
Here it is… the sixth installment of
! I scoured the “web”, and found you all the arachnological links from last week: SPIDERDAY
Not a spider, but an Opiliones (Harvestmen, or Daddy Long Legs). Photo by
. Nash Turley
“: a wonderful post about why spiders might so often be featured (in art, books, culture) as monsters and villains. Big Bad Spider
. A spider’s egg sac does not always produce spiders Always great to see more species of spiders described: in this case,
. some arachnids from Australia, including lovely Mygalomorphs More on mygalomophs:
in California. this paper shows a radiation of cryptic, endemic species Catherine Scott takes on the crusade of convincing people the spiders they are worried about are
. Good for you, Catherine! NOT brown recluse spiders On the “Stylish Academic”, a
Q & A with Arachnologist Michelle Reeve Spider book update:
s. help decide what common species should show up in an upcoming book about North American spider Fortuitously, last Saturday was
. That’s awesome. #SpiderSaturday No, Daniel,
these are not freckles:
Here’s your fifth instalment of
here on the arthropod ecology blog: all the arachnid links from last week: SPIDERDAY
Pseudoscorpions ‘catching a ride’ on an insect. Photo by
© C.M. Buddle
Congratulations – you’ve made it through the whole week, and are now ready for
! Some Arachnological finds from the past week: SPIDERDAY
First, amazing image of a developing spider:
Yes, they are adorable. (also, Cthulhu)
A quick sketch of what it looks like when a spider “takes off” by ballooning.
© C.M. Buddle (2015)