Tree of Life
Plant Flower, Tree
Invertebrate Octopus, Ant, Bee, Butterfly, Spider, Lobster
Vertebrate Fish, Seahorse, Ray, Shark, Frog, Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Bat, Rabbit, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Whale, Dolphin, Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human
These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
spider : any of an order (Araneae synonym Araneida) of arachnids having a short, usually unsegmented abdomen linked to the cephalothorax by the pedicel, chelicerae modified into poison fangs, and two or more pairs of spinnerets at the posterior end of the abdomen for spinning threads of silk for various uses (as in making cocoons for their eggs or webs to catch prey) — Webster
Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other orders of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea colonization. — Wikipedia
Arachnology is the scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, pseudoscorpions, and harvestmen, collectively called arachnids. Those who study spiders and other arachnids are arachnologists. — Wikipedia
British Arachnological Society: Arachnology: Table of Contents Table of Contents for Arachnology. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.
A New Species of Callobius Chamberlin, 1947...
by Ken-ichi Okumura on October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am
Arachnology, Volume 17, Issue 9, Page 466-468, November 2018. <br/> […]
Smaller Orders of Arachnida in Sudan: A...
by Jason A. Dunlop on October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am
Arachnology, Volume 17, Issue 9, Page 449-457, November 2018. <br/> […]
A New Species of Ochyrocera (Araneae:...
by Antonio D. Brescovit on October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am
Arachnology, Volume 17, Issue 9, Page 441-448, November 2018. <br/> […]
The Webs of Neoantistea riparia (Araneae:...
by William G. Eberhard on October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am
Arachnology, Volume 17, Issue 9, Page 485-490, November 2018. <br/> […]
New Record of Cyrtarachne nagasakiensis Strand,...
by Paris Basumatary on October 19, 2018 at 11:12 am
Arachnology, Volume 17, Issue 9, Page 463-465, November 2018. <br/> […]
Spiders and Ticks News -- ScienceDaily Spiders, scorpions and ticks in the news. Learn why a spider hanging from a thread does not rotate, how spiders find a mate and how ticks carry Lyme Disease. Read about spider silk and spider webs.
Molecular insights into spider silk
on December 7, 2018 at 4:27 pm
Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibers in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists have now discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fiber protein. […]
229 new species described by the California...
on December 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm
In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, seven flowering plants, seven spiders, four eels, three sharks, two water bears, one frog, one snake, one seahorse, one moss, and one liverwort plant. […]
Mammal-like milk provisioning and parental care...
on November 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm
Researchers report milk provisioning in Toxeus magnus (Araneae: Salticidae), a jumping spider that mimics ants. Milk provisioning in T. magnus involves a specialized organ over an extended period, similar to mammalian lactation. The study demonstrated that mammal-like milk provisioning and parental care for sexually mature offspring have also evolved in invertebrates. […]
Ointment to counter the effects of brown recluse...
on November 28, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Brazil reports more than 7,000 cases a year of poisoning as a result of the bite of the brown recluse spider; there are also reports of occurrences in North America and Europe. […]
Blood-sucking flies have been spreading malaria...
on November 27, 2018 at 4:10 pm
The microorganisms that cause malaria, leishmaniasis and a variety of other illnesses today can be traced back at least to the time of dinosaurs, a study of amber-preserved blood-sucking insects and ticks show. […]
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Study suggests shamans acted as the first...
on December 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm
The names may vary—medicine man, witch doctor, holy man, prophet—but the notion of the shaman, someone who uses trance to commune with the supernatural and effect real-world change, is one that crosses virtually all cultural boundaries. […]
Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, recyclable...
on December 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm
Inspired by nature, Chinese scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they reveal the secret to their success: short protein chains attached to the side-chains of the polymer backbone ensure stable physical cross-linkage and give the material a "self-reinforcing" effect under strain. In contrast to conventional rubbers, it is much easier to recycle. […]
The Game Awards: the highlights, premieres and...
on December 7, 2018 at 3:20 pm
"Red Dead Redemption 2" made an early impact on The Game Award's fifth annual event in Los Angeles. But "God of War" prevailed in the end. […]
Molecular insights into spider silk
on December 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm
Spider silk is one of the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein. […]
Acrobatic geckos, highly maneuverable on land and...
on December 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Geckos are renowned for their acrobatic feats on land and in the air, but a new discovery that they can also run on water puts them in the superhero category, says a University of California, Berkeley, biologist. […]