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    Spider Webs - Behavior, Function, and Evolution

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    AuteurWilliam Eberhard
    TaalEngels
    ISBN9780226534602
    UitgeverUniversity of Chicago Press
    Pagina's658
    BindwijzeHardcover
    AfbeeldingenZ/w illustraties en z/w foto's
    Jaar van uitgave  2020

    In this lavishly illustrated, first-ever book on how spider webs are built, function, and evolved, William Eberhard provides a comprehensive overview of spider functional morphology and behaviour related to web building, and of the surprising physical agility and mental abilities of orb weavers. For instance, one spider spins more than three precisely spaced spiral attachments per second for up to fifteen minutes at a time. Spiders even adjust the mechanical properties of their famously strong silken lines to different parts of their webs and different environments, and make dramatic modifications in orb designs to adapt to available spaces. This extensive adaptive flexibility, involving decisions influenced by up to sixteen different cues, is unexpected in such small, supposedly simple animals.

    As Eberhard reveals, the extraordinary diversity of webs includes ingenious solutions to access prey in esoteric habitats, from blazing hot and shifting sand dunes to the surfaces of tropical lakes (to capture water striders). Some webs are nets that are cast onto prey, while others form baskets into which the spider flicks prey. Some aerial webs are tramways used by spiders searching for chemical cues from their prey below, while others feature landing sites for flying insects and spiders where the spider stalks prey. In some ground webs, long trip lines are delicately sustained by tiny rigid silk poles.

    Stemming from more than five decades observing spider webs, Spider Webs will be the definitive reference for years to come.

    Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. The “hardware” of web-building spiders: morphology, silk, and behavior
    Chapter 3. Functions of orb web designs
    Chapter 4. Putting pieces together: tradeoffs and remaining puzzles
    Chapter 5. The building behavior of non-orb weavers
    Chapter 6. The building  behavior of orb-weavers
    Chapter 7. Cues directing web construction behavior
    Chapter 8. Web ecology and website selection
    Chapter 9. Evolutionary patterns: an ancient success that produced high diversity and rampant convergence
    Chapter 10. Ontogeny, modularity, and the evolution of web building

    References
    Index

    Specificaties

    Artikelnummer
    9780226534602
    EAN
    9780226534602

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