Neuroethology of the Spider Vibration Sense

  • Friedrich G. Barth


Spiders are not the favorite animals of most people. Despite much irrational antipathy, however, generally one finds admiration for the beauty shown by the regular cartwheel geometry of the orb web and for the swiftness and precision of spiders that are lured and guided to prey by the slightest vibrations.


Prey Capture Banana Plant Threshold Curve Vibratory Signal Behav Ecol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich G. Barth
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  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutJ. W. Goethe-Universität, Gruppe SinnesphysiologieFrankfurt am Main 1Federal Republic of Germany

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