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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (12): 2250–2259.
Published: 15 June 2017
... ), but the degree of specialization is unknown. Gnaphosids exhibit some distinct characters, which are presumably adaptations towards a specialization on hazardous prey. The most conspicuous characteristic is a strong modification of the spinning apparatus. Among araneomorph spiders, the first pair of spinnerets...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (11): 1874–1879.
Published: 01 June 2011
...F. Claire Rind; Chris Luke Birkett; Benjamin-James A. Duncan; Alexander J. Ranken SUMMARY Like all spiders, tarantulas (family Theraphosidae) synthesize silk in specialized glands and extrude it from spinnerets on their abdomen. In one species of large tarantula, Aphonopelma seemanni , it has been...