312 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
This work presents the only comprehensive treatment of camel-spiders available! "The Biology of Camel-Spiders" is the only work available that deals exclusively with Arachnida, Solifugae. Beginning with an introduction to Solifugae, this work covers folklore surrounding this group, functional anatomy and physiology, life history, ecology, behavior, phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy, as well as field techniques and laboratory rearing methods. Extensive coverage is also devoted to natural history, habitat preference, diet composition, dispersion patterns, mating and hunting behavior, and burrowing activities, as well as diel/seasonal patterns of activity. The book also discusses the biology of Solifugae in relation to other major groups of arachnids and points out the importance of solifuges to desert communities.
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