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Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1084–1089.
Published: 01 April 2012
... produce silk. We examined these ribbed hairs in several tarantula species using light and scanning electron microscopy, and compared them with the silk-producing spigots on the abdominal spinnerets. We found that, morphologically, these ribbed hairs correspond very closely to known chemosensitive hairs...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (11): 1874–1879.
Published: 01 June 2011
... suggested that silk can also be secreted from the tarsi but this claim was later refuted. We provide evidence of silk secretion directly from spigots (nozzles) on the tarsi of three distantly related tarantula species: the Chilean rose, Grammostola rosea ; the Indian ornamental, Poecilotheria regalis...