Voight's team also examined gene transcripts from different orb-weaver
silk glands and in each case found transcripts belonging to more than one spidroin class, suggesting that these glands are not strictly specialized for producing one type of silk.
Another discovery made by the team was that of 649 genes that are likely not spidroins but were highly expressed in silk glands of the orb-weaver
genus Mecynogea, The Subfamily Metinae and the Genera Pachygnatha, Glenognatha and Azilia of the Subfamily Tetragnathinae north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae).
The ravilla group of the orb-weaver
genus Eriophora in North America (Araneae: Araneidae).
spiders are known to spin huge webs that stretch more than 18ft across and are capable of snaring small birds and bats.
spiders are known to spin huge webs that stretch more than 18ft across that are capable of snaring other insects, small birds and bats.
Foraging strategies of Eriophora transmarina and Nephila plumipes (Araneae): nocturnal and diurnal orb-weaver
Not so for a golden orb-weaver
in Atheron, Australia: It nabbed a bird in a stealth attack.
Spiders of the Orb-weaver
genus Parawixia in America (Araneae: Araneidae).
At the Archbold Biological Station this orb-weaver
occurs in scrubby flatwoods along with A.
Both modern orb-weaver
spiders and comb-footed spiders spin this type of silk.
IT'S A STEAMY 80 DEGREES IN CHRISTOPHER VINEY'S LAB, in deference to Tiny, a six-inch-long golden orb-weaver
spider (Nephila clavipes), who is now flipped on her back, dining on crickets while being silked.
genus Neoscona in North America (Araneae: Araneidae).
Their investigation of metabolic rates in mating success in golden orb-weaver
spiders found the mating winners of size-matched contests had more mitochondria to produce energy.
abundance in three forested communities in the southern Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina.