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By Rainer F. Foelix

A tremendous volume of study in spider biology in recent times has ended in major new insights into this varied team of organisms. The reaction to this outpouring is an up-to-date variation of this largely seemed vintage. First released in 1979, this used to be the 1st textbook on spiders for the reason that 1930; the hot variation includes the entire details accumulated on the grounds that that point, together with the full global literature on spiders as much as 1994. the writer has thoroughly up-to-date and revised chapters on ecology, phylogeny and systematics to mirror present wisdom. Over two hundred illustrations are incorporated in addition to an in depth reference part. the single smooth textbook to be had at the topic, this may end up a useful source for execs, scholars, and researchers in zoology, entomology, ecology and body structure.

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Plant material or a soil sample containing insects or mites is placed in the paper bag, which is then sealed. A paper bag also can be placed over the top of a plant on which insects or mites are found. The bottom edge of the bag is tied tightly around the exposed stems. Stems then are cut and placed in ajar of water. Paper bags are not transparent and must be removed to observe the specimens or to determine when the foliage needs to be changed. Clear plastic bags are better suited to such viewing.

If no live food is available, a carnivorous insect sometimes may be tempted to accept a piece of raw meat dangled from a thread. Once the insect has grasped the meat, the thread can be gently withdrawn. The size of the food offered depends on the size of the insect being fed. If the offering is too large, the feeder may be frightened away. Bloodsucking species can be kept in captivity by allowing them to take Part 1. Basic Tools and General Techniques 41 blood from a rat, mouse, rabbit, or guinea pig.

4 0 Mercury vapor light trap. SUGGtS~rF_DRtamNG: T h e most effective light traps use lamps high in their output of ultraviolet light (Fig. 40). An example is the Robinson trap, which employs a 175-watt mercu U vapor lamp. Other trap designs use ultraviolet fluorescent tubes (most commonly 15-watt), which also are effective and may be powered by a car battery or other portable source of electricity. High-wattage mercury vapor lamps emit more ultraviolet light than the more c o m m o n fluorescent"blacklight" tubes, and ma W more insect specimens come to mercury vapor light setups.

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