A Spiderís World: Senses and Behavior

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Springer, 2002 - Science - 394 pages
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Spiders are wonderful creatures. Their varied and complex range of behavior and highly developed sensory systems are excellently adapted to the environmental conditions - as is proven by their evolutionary success. Over 400 million years, spiders have developed their sensory organs to a fascinating technical perfection and complexity.
In his intriguing book, Professor Friedrich G. Barth puts this technical perfection into the context of "biology", in which the interaction between environment and sensory organs and the selectivity of the senses as a link between environment and behavior play a major role. Professor Friedrich G. Barth was born in Munich, Germany, in 1940. He studied biology and human physiology in Munich and Los Angeles. In 1967, he obtained his doctorate under H. Autrum, 1970 he received his Habilitation in zoology. In 1974, he was offered a chair at the University of Frankfurt/M. Since 1987, he has been professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. His main areas of research are neurobiology, sensory systems, and biomechanics. He is a member of several scientific academies and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Physiology A.
  

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Contents

How it All Began
3
The Relatives Who Is Who?
5
1 The Genus
6
2 The Species
8
3 The Family
11
The Habitat
13
2 Plants and Retreats
15
3 Choice Behavior
18
3 yAminobutyric Acid GABA
212
4 Histamine
213
5 Polyamine Neuropeptides
217
Senses and Behavior
221
Signposts to the Prey Substrate Vibrations
223
1 Vibratory Signals and Their Propagation
225
2 Discrimination Among Signals
234
3 Orientation to a Stimulus Source
237

4 The Climate in the Habitat
19
Daily Activity Rhythm
23
No Spider Without Poison
29
Sensory Systems
35
The Special Significance of Mechanical Senses
37
The Measurement of Strain in the Exoskeleton
39
2 Terminology of Mechanics
41
3 Functional Morphology Structure
44
4 Receptor Mechanisms
52
5 Groups of Slits and Lyriform Organs
54
6 The Positions of Slit Sensilla on the Body and the Natural Stimuli
63
7 Toward a Definition of the Adequate Stimulus
72
The Vibration Sense
73
2 Other Vibration Receptors
80
3 A Comparison of Champions
83
Trichobothria the Measurement of Air Movement
85
2 Stimulation by Air Movement the Interaction Between Air and Hair
95
3 The Physiology of the Sensory Cells
106
Hairs in Water
109
Proprioreception
113
2 Hair Sensilla
118
3 Internal Joint Receptors
124
4 Muscle Receptor Organs
127
The Eyes
129
1 Position and Structure
130
2 Visual Optics
133
3 Morphological Sensitivity
138
4 Absolute and Spectral Sensitivity
140
Chemoreception
145
Hygro and Thermoreception Blumenthals Tarsal Organ
151
1 Hygroreception
154
2 Thermoreception
156
The Central Nervous System and Its Peripheral Nerves
163
The Central Nervous System
165
2 Neuropil Regions Tracts and Commissures
167
The Route for Afferent Inputs to the CNS
175
2 Projections of the Various Types of Sensilla
178
Two Visual Systems in One Brain
187
2 The Principal Eyes
197
Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators
205
2 Octopamine
206
4 Stimulation from Below and from Above
242
Signposts to the Prey Airflow Stimuli
247
2 The Response of Individual Trichobothria
252
3 The Behavioral Response
256
4 Details of the Turning Movement
260
First Glimpses
262
6 AirflowSensitive Interneurons
266
Courtship and Vibratory Communication
269
1 Survey
270
2 The Vibration Receptors
271
3 Vibratory Courtship Signals on the Plant
272
4 How is the Courtship Signal Produced?
277
5 Responses in the Peripheral and the Central Nervous System
283
6 Species Identification and Reproductive Isolation
290
7 Parental Investment
299
8 The Releasing Mechanisms of Males and Females
300
Kinesthetic Orientation
303
2 The Involvement of Lyriform Organs
304
3 More about Distance Orientation
307
4 Compensation for Detours and the Question of the Precise Role of Lyriform Organs
308
Visual Targets
311
2 Change of Gait
313
Raising the Body When Walking over an Obstacle
323
2 Joints and Muscles
325
4 The Way into the Brain
328
6 Internal Joint Receptors as Triggers of the Plurisegmental Response
329
Locomotion and Leg Reflexes
333
2 Leg Reflexes
334
3 Mechanical Stresses in the Skeleton
337
4 Energetics of Walking
345
5 Cupiennius on the Water
347
Swinging to a New Plant the Dispersal of the Spiderlings
351
2 What Kind of Wind Induces the Behavior?
352
3 When Does the Dragline Break?
354
4 The Physical Model
355
5 Ecological Consequences
357
Epilogue
359
References
361
Appendix Identification Key
381
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