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by Joseph K H Koh
What are spiders?
Where to find spiders?
How to collect & perserve spiders?
How to rear spiders?
Links and further readings
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LINKS and further readings
Spider pages About jumping spiders
  • Jumping spiders of America North of Mexico by Wayne Maddison: photos, info on a wide range of jumping spiders, with a movie of their courtship dance, and examples of mimicry of ants, beetles, birdroppings and termites.
  • Biology of the Salticid Spiders by David Edwin Hill: lots of articles with closeup photos on their features and behaviour: mimicry, courtship, use of silk. Particularly on Phidippus sp. And lots of links.
  • Jumping Spiders on Lets Find Out: info on the general features of the genus, their excellent eyesight, jumping skills and colourful mating dances.
  • The Leaping Dancer by Bill Amos on Microscopy UK: an article about jumping spiders with great close up photos.
  • Why I like jumping spiders By Mark Moffett on the National Wildlife Federation homepage: tons of details on fascinating habits and features of jumping spiders: courtship, cunning prey retrieval, and other jumping spider tricks.
  • Jumping spiders attack in organic orchard by Geraldine Warner on Good Fruit Grower site: about the beneficial role of jumping and other spiders in keeping down prey populations.
Closeup photos of spiders
  • Dennis Kunkel's Microscopy page: humungous close-ups of spiders including face of a crab spider; Jumping spider (Plexippus paykulli) cephalothorax, simple eyes, and hairs; silk being secreted, face and palps of Argiope sp.
  • Close-ups on spider eyes in MicroAngela by Tina (Weatherby) Carvalho of the Biological Electron Microscope Facility and spider spinnerets.
  • Spiders from the University of Nebraska Dept of Entomology: a photo gallery of a large variety of spiders. Available for us in publications and other media so long as credit is given.
About spider webs University Zoology/Entomology Dept pages
that have excellent info in their course outlines and other pages:
  • Oklahoma State University Dept of Zoology's page on Phylum Arthropoda, another great list of details of the various arthropods and the evolution of insects
  • BioMedia by the Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology at Glasgow University: details and diagrams of the structures of arthropods that make them so successful.
  • Invertebrate Zoology by Albion College: a nice page with a detailed but short-and-sharp description of the different arthropods, lots of links and a gallery.
  • Barry M OConnor's Introduction to Arthropods: a great list of all the major distinguishing features of arthropods. From the Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan.
Zoo and museum fact sheets
  • Minibeast Museum: with sections on understanding arthropod classification, profiles of some arthropods, role of insects in a habitat, and sections on insect trivia and folklore, and links.
  • The Virtual Arthropod Zoo by the Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute: info and photos on all kinds of arthropods.
  • The O. Orkin Insect Zoo:
  • The Animal Diversity Web by The Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan: details on the way arthropods are categorised and some key members.
  • The Tree of Life by The Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley: lots of details on a wide variety of spiders.
Want MORE links?! ...
  • Entomology on the World Wide Web: for even MORE links!!
  • Entomology Index of Internet Resources a directory and search engine of insect-related resources on the internet compiled by J. K. VanDyk (Iowa State University) and L. B. Bjostad (Colorado State University): for YET more links! Check out their links to insect images (includes movies of insects) and sounds.
Further readings on spiders

Clyne, D. 1969. A Guide to Australian Spiders. Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd, Melbourne.

Foelix, R. F. 1982. Biology of Spiders. Harvard University Press, Massachusetts.

Jones, D. 1983. The Country Life Guide to the Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. Country Life Books, London.

Levi, H. W. & Levi, L. R. 1986. Spiders and their kin. Golden Press, New York.

Murphy, F. 1980. Keeping Spiders, Insects and other Land Invertebrates in Captivity. John Bartholomev & Son Ltd. Edinburgh.

Preston-Mafham, R. & Preston-Mafham K. 1984. Spiders of the World. Blandford Press Ltd. Dorset.

Yaginuma, T. 1986. Spiders of Japan in Color. Hoikusha Publishing Co., Ltd. Osaka.
From "A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by British Petroleum<
© 2000 Joseph K H Koh