Spiders and Their Kin

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2001 - Nature - 160 pages
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This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. With full-color pictures and readable text, this guide identifies representative species and describes:
Their characteristics and habits
Growth, courtship and enemies
Where they are found

Includes information on poisonous species and how to collect, preserve, and raise spiders.
  

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User Review  - Lynette - Goodreads

This is a wonderful little inexpensive book that provides drawings and information for many of the more common spiders you'll find in North America. It's one of my favorites. Read full review

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This was one of my favorites of these. Very interesting. Read full review

Contents

SPIDERS AND THEIR KIN
4
COLLECTING preserving rearing
18
4 pairs of legs spinnerets cephalathorax and abdomen joined by narrow waist no antennae
20
chelicerae attached below head open to sides
26
cribellum a plate with spigots in front of spinnerets
106
no antennae no spinnerets on posterior of abdomen 4 pairs of legs
116
huge jaws leglike palps
118
large pincerlike palps locks stinger
120
small body compact abdomen usually unsegmented
134
Microwhipscorpions small leglike palps long tail
140
1 pair of antennae legs on a series of similar rings
141
15 or more pairs of legs one on each segment
142
two pairs of legs on most body rings
146
two pairs of antennae
152
not flattened cephalothorax with carapace
154
MORE INFORMATION
155

large pincerlike palps lacks stinger
122
Harvestmen compact body segmented abdomen eyes usually on a tubercle
128

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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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