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Estimating Spider Species Richness in a Southern Appalachian Cove Hardwood Forest
Variation in species richness at the landscape scale is an important consideration in con - servation planning and natural resource management . To assess the ability of rapid inventory technique sExpand
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A STRUCTURED INVENTORY OF APPALACHIAN GRASS BALD AND HEATH BALD SPIDER ASSEMBLAGES AND A TEST OF SPECIES RICHNESS ESTIMATOR PERFORMANCE
Abstract The current rate of species attrition necessitates the development of quick and accurate sampling protocols and species richness estimators. Four time-based and one area-based methods wereExpand
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Evolution of the karyotype and sex chromosome systems in basal clades of araneomorph spiders (Araneae: Araneomorphae)
Concepts of spider karyotype evolution are based mostly on advanced and most diversified clade, the entelegyne lineage of araneomorph spiders. Hence the typical spider karyotype is supposed toExpand
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Natural History of the Californian Trapdoor Spider Genus Aliatypus (Araneae, Antrodiaetidae)
The antrodiaetid trapdoor spider genus Aliatypus is found in a wide range of elevations and habitats, nearly all of which experience the summer drought characteristic of the California MediterraneanExpand
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Structure and cytochemistry of the silk glands of the mygalomorph spider Antrodiaetus unicolor (araneae, antrodiaetidae)
Dissection and a variety of absorption and fluorescent cytochemical methods have demonstrated that Antrodiaetus unicolor females have only one type of silk gland and spigot and, consequently, theExpand
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Aerial Dispersal by Mygalomorph Spiderlings (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)
Ballooning, a form of dispersal rarely seen in mygalomorph spiders, was observed one early spring day in about 30 Sphodros spiderlings. After ascending a stump, each spiderling became airborne byExpand
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HABITAT DISTRIBUTION, LIFE HISTORY AND BEHAVIOR OF TETRAGNATHA SPIDER SPECIES IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Abstract Habitat distribution patterns of five species of Tetragnatha Latreille 1804 were studied by analyzing 1163 one-hour samples collected at 17 focal sites representing 16 major bioticExpand
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BALLOONING MYGALOMORPHS : ESTIMATES OF THE MASSE S OF SPHODROS AND UMMIDIA BALLOONER S (ARANEAE : ATYPIDAE, CTENIZIDAE )
The masses of Sphodros atlanticus and Ummidia sp . spiderlings capable of ballooning, and o f Antrodiaetus unicolor spiderlings believed not to balloon, were estimated by means of a volume-massExpand
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