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Author Barth, Friedrich G., 1940-

Title A spider's world : senses and behavior / Friedrich G. Barth ; translated by M.A. Biederman-Thorson
Published Berlin : Springer, 2001


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Description 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents A. The General Biology of Cupiennius -- I. How it All Began -- II. The Relatives - Who Is Who? -- III. The Habitat -- IV. Daily Activity Rhythm -- V. No Spider Without Poison -- B. Sensory Systems -- VI. The Special Significance of Mechanical Senses -- VII. The Measurement of Strain in the Exoskeleton -- VIII. The Vibration Sense -- IX. Trichobothria - The Measurement of Air Movement -- X. Proprioreception -- XI. The Eyes -- XII. Chemoreception -- XIII. Hygro- and Thermoreception : Blumenthal's Tarsal Organ -- C. The Central Nervous System and Its Peripheral Nerves -- XIV. The Central Nervous System -- XV. The Route for Afferent Inputs to the CNS -- XVI. Two Visual Systems in One Brain -- XVII. Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators -- D. Senses and Behavior -- XVIII. Signposts to the Prey: Substrate Vibrations -- XIX. Signposts to the Prey: Airflow Stimuli -- XX. Courtship and Vibratory Communication -- XXI. Kinesthetic Orientation -- XXII. Visual Targets
XXIII. Raising the Body When Walking over an Obstacle -- XXIV. Locomotion and Leg Reflexes -- XXV. Swinging to a New Plant: the Dispersal of the Spiderlings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [361] -379)
Notes Translated from the German
Subject Spiders -- Nervous system.
Spiders -- Behavior.
LC no. 2001031074
ISBN 3540420460 hardcover
Other Titles Sinne und Verhalten. English
OTHER TI Sinne und Verhalten. English