The pandemic has changed remarkably little about my daily life, aside from not going to coffeeshops. I am just staying inside more. This past Sunday it was finally decent-ish weather and, along with far too many other people, I headed down to the lake.
In this week’s roundup of arachnid art, news, and science:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons delights tarantula lovers
- another animal behaviour conference cancelled due to COVID-19
- 7 new species of peacock jumping spiders
- taxonomy shenanigans
In this week’s round-up of everything new with spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks:
- scientific conferences postponed due to COVID-19
- 3D jumping spider models
- 20 years’ worth of new scorpion species
- spiders with noses and harvestpeople with horns
- …and more!
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Last Monday was the warmest it’d been in a while—over 10°C!—so as soon as I was done with stuff for the day, I headed out for a bit of afternoon “spidering”.Continue reading Field journal: March 9, 2020
New issues of Systematic and Applied Acarology, Experimental and Applied Acarology, and Acarologia means lots and lots of mite papers this week. There’s also nematodes, hair- and/or eyebrow-raising medical case studies, pretty spider photos, bacterial endosymbionts, and more.
In this week’s roundup of all things arachnid (mostly spiders this week, though):
- cool nature photos and videos; egg sacs seem to be a theme
- debunking the latest viral scare about cork-lid trapdoor spiders
- research about not-so-parasitic mites, medical uses of venom, and tarantula embryonic development
- extremely weird new species
The latest Arachnews is up! In this week’s roundup of arachnid photos, art, news, and science:
- research jobs! upcoming conferences and events!
- new Zefrank video—and it’s on peacock spiders
- what to do about mites on your tarantula
- a wide range of ecology papers (arachnid vs. arachnid, arachnid vs. nature, arachnid vs. self)
- newly described species, including freaky fossil spiders
The latest edition of Arachnews is short, sweet, and only a little gruesome. In this week’s roundup of arachnid art, news, and science:
- spider valentines
- a wonderful intro to social spiders
- prey-attracting patterns
- Asian net-casting spiders reclassified
…and (just a little) more!
In this week’s Arachnews:
- #PruittData hits the mainstream media, plus more insight from biologists
- 3D horseshoe crab fossils
- lots of new research on medical applications of scorpion and spider venom
- some absolutely gorgeous tarantulas
- a truly bonkers paper on spider husbandry
In this week’s Arachnews:
- a surprising discovery about dragline silk
- how to extract and observe face mites (you don’t need much more than a microscope!)
- the evolution of aquatic spiders
- circadian rhythms in spiders and mites
- as always, new species and geographic records