Spider Physiology and Behaviour

Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition


Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition,Jerome Casas,ISBN9780123876683

Advances in Insect Physiology

J Casas   

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This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behavior

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Key Features

  • Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology
  • Discusses Arachnid physiology and behavior
  • Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines


This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour. The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future.


Insect and other physiologists and neuroscientists; zoologists

Jerome Casas

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, France

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Spider Physiology and Behaviour, 1st Edition

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Venom Composition and Strategies in Spiders: Is Everything Possible?

1 Introduction

2 Methods and datasets

3 Results: spider venom composition and modes of action

4 Discussion

Spider Nutrition: An Integrative Perspective

1 Introduction

2 Important aspects of spider physiology

3 The food of spiders in nature

4 Nutrition and spider performance

5 Conclusions: Integration and connections

Endosymbiont Infections in Spiders

1 Identification of maternally transmitted endosymbiotic bacteria in spiders

2 Modes of endosymbiont inheritance in spiders and other arachnids

3 Bacterial phenotypes in spiders

4 Effects of endosymbiont infections on spider behaviour

5 Evolutionary relationships between endosymbionts and their spider hosts

6 Are spiders special? Identification of novel bacterial strains in spiders

7 Endosymbiont infections and the evolution of sexually selected traits: spiders as useful model systems

Grade Changes in Brain–Body Allometry: Morphological and Behavioural Correlates of Brain Size in Miniature Spiders, Insects and Other Invertebrates

1 Problems of absolute and relative brain size in small animals

2 Aims of this review

3 Generality of the miniaturization problem

4 Possible solutions to miniaturization problems

5 Predictions derived from possible solutions to the miniaturization problem

6 Data testing the predictions

7 Discussion

Combined Index of Volumes 40 and 41

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