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Chemoreception

  • Friedrich G. Barth
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Abstract

Most spiders are really hairy creatures, and Cupiennius is certainly among their number. We have already met some of the many hair sensilla: the extremely movement-sensitive trichobothria (Chapter IX), the proprioreceptive hairs (Chapter X), and the vibration-sensitive hairs (Chapter VIII). The great majority of hairs undoubtedly have a tactile function, but chemoreceptors also take this form — which should come as no surprise, since chemosensitive hairs are well known in other arthropods, especially insects.

Keywords

Chapter VIII Hydroxybutyric Acid Female Pheromone Cuticular Surface Contact Chemoreceptor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich G. Barth
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  1. 1.Institut für Zoologie BiozentrumUniversität WienWienÖsterreich

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