Adaptation of the spiders to the environment: the case of some Chilean species

  title={Adaptation of the spiders to the environment: the case of some Chilean species},
  author={Mauricio Canals and Claudio Veloso and Rigoberto Sol{\'i}s},
  booktitle={Front. Physiol.},
Spiders are small arthropods that have colonized terrestrial environments. These impose three main problems: (i) terrestrial habitats have large fluctuations in temperature and humidity; (ii) the internal concentration of water is higher than the external environment in spiders, which exposes them continually to water loss; and (iii) their small body size determines a large surface/volume ratio, affecting energy exchange and influencing the life strategy. In this review we focus on body design… CONTINUE READING
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