By Friedrich G. Barth
Spiders are significant creatures. Their diverse and intricate variety of habit and hugely constructed sensory platforms are excellently tailored to the environmental stipulations - as is confirmed by way of their evolutionary luck. Over four hundred million years, spiders have built their sensory organs to a desirable technical perfection and complexity.
In his interesting ebook, Professor Friedrich G. Barth places this technical perfection into the context of "biology", during which the interplay among surroundings and sensory organs and the selectivity of the senses as a hyperlink among atmosphere and behaviour play a huge position. Professor Friedrich G. Barth used to be born in Munich, Germany, in 1940. He studied biology and human body structure in Munich and l. a.. In 1967, he acquired his doctorate less than H. Autrum, 1970 he got his Habilitation in zoology. In 1974, he used to be provided a chair on the collage of Frankfurt/M. considering the fact that 1987, he has been professor on the collage of Vienna, Austria. His major parts of study are neurobiology, sensory platforms, and biomechanics. he's a member of numerous medical academies and editor-in-chief of the magazine of Comparative body structure A.
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The opisthosoma (without the petiolus) is equipped with 96 slits, which here are surrounded by soft mesocuticle. As in other arachnids, the slit sense organs of the spiders can be assigned to three types on the basis of the slit arrangement (Fig. 2): (i) isolated single slits, (ii) "loose" groups of several slits, and (iii) composite or lyriform organs, made up of as many as 30 slits close together in parallel (Plate 16). In Cupiennius salei about half of all the slits are either isolated or part of a "loose" group; the other half form a total of 144 lyriform organs, all situated on the extremities: 134 on the walking legs and pedipalps, 10 on the spinnerets and chelicerae.
2). From figure 3 it can be seen that when the test animal is taken away from the spider as soon as it has been bitten, after 24 hours prey weighing less than 40 mg have a mortality ;:: 50% (Boeve 1994). 2 and 150 nl among the 18 spider species tested. Cupiennius salei belongs to the group with poison that most quickly causes immobility. In addition to its rapid onset, the immobility produced by injection of Cupiennius poison is largely irreversible (Nentwig et al. 1992), which is not true of the poison of many other spiders.
5. Average water evaporation per h inside and outside typical retreats of Cupiennius in a banana plant (Musa sapientium) and a bromeliad (Aechmea bractea). Measurements were taken in the field during 15 consecutive days and nights. (Barth, Seyfarth et al. 1988) Fig. 6 a, b. Water balance in Cupiennius. a Relationship between the evaporation rate and body mass in different spiders under roughly similar environmental conditions. 2 cmls, 60% RH. b Lethal water loss for different spider species in percent of the initial body mass.
A Spider’s World: Senses and Behavior by Friedrich G. Barth