Micromanipulation in control and handling of Zygiella x-notata as an experimental animal.

Abstract

The spider Zygiella x-notata may be brought under direct control analagous to that of the common laboratory animals for an important group of experimental investigations on the nerve, muscle, or secretion of digestive glands. Without anesthetics, chilling, or damage the animal can be fixed for prolonged periods and microinstruments (which include feeding… (More)

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