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Design of superior spider silk: from nanostructure to mechanical properties.
- Ning Du, X. Liu, J. Narayanan, L. Li, M. L. Lim, D. Li
- Materials Science, Medicine
- Biophysical journal
- 15 December 2006
Spider dragline silk is of practical interest because of its excellent mechanical properties. However, the structure of this material is still largely unknown. In this article, we report what we… Expand
Hatching responses of subsocial spitting spiders to predation risk
- D. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 October 2002
The carrying of eggs often renders parents vulnerable to predators due to increased conspicuousness or decreased mobility. Nonetheless, egg–carrying parents can escape from the predators to which… Expand
Citing practices in ecology: can we believe our own words?
Peer-reviewed articles are the foundation of modernecological science. An essential component of mostecology papers is a clear, well-crafted argument thatbuilds upon the existing research base within… Expand
Visitor effects on zoo orangutans in two novel, naturalistic enclosures
Abstract Visitors are known to affect zoo animals, and such effects may be stressful, neutral, or enriching. The majority of research has focused on visitor number or visitor presence–absence, yet… Expand
Convergent evolution of eye ultrastructure and divergent evolution of vision‐mediated predatory behaviour in jumping spiders
- K. F. Su, R. Meier, R. Jackson, D. Harland, D. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of evolutionary biology
- 1 July 2007
All jumping spiders have unique, complex eyes with exceptional spatial acuity and some of the most elaborate vision‐guided predatory strategies ever documented for any animal of their size. However,… Expand
HOW TEMPERATURE AFFECTS DEVELOPMENT AND REPRODUCTION IN SPIDERS : A REVIEW
Abstract We review previously published studies on how temperature affects development and reproduction of spiders, with an emphasis on recent studies from China published in Chinese. We apply both… Expand
Predator-induced plasticity in web-building behaviour
Many orb-web weaving spiders add conspicuous silken structures, called stabilimenta, to the hub of their webs, which are hypothesized to attract more prey. However, they may also attract predators.… Expand
Parental and predatory behaviour of Scytodes sp., an araneophagic spitting spider (Araneae: Scytodidae) from the Philippines
Parental care, especially as it relates to our understanding of sociality, is a topic that has received considerable recent attention in research on spiders (Aviles, 1997). Predatory strategies,… Expand
Assessing biodiversity 'sampling packages': how similar are arthropod assemblages in different tropical rainforests?
Arthropod sampling protocols have been applied to four areas of undisturbed rainforest in Australia and Borneo at sites located between 28° S and 4° N. Seven different trapping methods have been used… Expand
Importance of reservoirs for the conservation of freshwater molluscs in a tropical urban landscape.
Abstract Freshwater species and ecosystems are gravely imperiled, particularly within urban landscapes of tropical Asia. In one of the region’s most urbanized landscapes (i.e., Singapore), we… Expand