[Taxacom] a spider mystery

Pierre Deleporte pierre.deleporte at univ-rennes1.fr
Tue Jul 27 04:07:36 CDT 2010


the spider walked in melting tar on the roadside
fortunately, not all the claws were glued
so you can clean the claws and release the poor spider
(if it's not too late...)

Pierre

Stephen Thorpe a écrit :
> anybody know what's going on with these claws: 
> http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cycloctenus_female.jpg
> the lumps on the ends are somewhat irregularly shaped, but their 
> presence/absence on this specimen is nearly symmetrical
> the spiders are good clingers, even to smoothish rock
> this specimen is from a pitfall trap sample (I haven't checked any others yet)
> I don't know if it is a deformity, a preservation artefact, or some sort of 
> secretion???
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