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A richly illustrated and up-close examine the key lives of spiders and different arachnids

The American Southwest is domestic to a unprecedented range of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that courtroom each other with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids offers those enigmatic creatures as you will have by no means noticeable them prior to. that includes a wealth of colour photographs of greater than three hundred other forms of arachnids from 11 taxonomic orders--both infrequent and customary species—this stunningly illustrated ebook unearths the key lives of arachnids in breathtaking element, together with never-before-seen photos in their underground behavior.

Amazing Arachnids covers all elements of arachnid biology, similar to anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. you are going to meet bolas spiders that trap their sufferers with faux moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their associates with silk-wrapped presents, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and big tarantulas, in addition to many others. alongside the best way, you are going to examine why arachnids live fossils in a few respects and nimble opportunists in others, and the way traditional choice has perfected their sensory buildings, security mechanisms, reproductive recommendations, and looking methods.

  • Covers greater than three hundred other forms of arachnids, together with ones new to science
  • Features greater than 750 gorgeous colour photos
  • Describes each point of arachnid biology, from body structure to biogeography
  • Illustrates courtship and mating, start, maternal care, searching, and defense
  • Includes first-ever images of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons
  • Provides the 1st geared up advisor to macroscopic mites, together with photographs of residing mites for simple reference

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