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The Biology of Spiders - Rainer Foelix

Discussion in 'Book and Magazine Reviews' started by conipto, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer


    This is a pretty good, in depth book on general spider biology. It's a bit outdated, and doesn't go too into Theraphosids, but still has a ton of usefull info in it. There are a few inaccuracies, and the use of the word poison gets a bit annoying after a while. Still, reports of various experiments are well cited, and it doesn't require a Ph.D to understand the verbage. It also isn't too dry as far as textbook type material goes, and I managed to read it cover to cover without really losing interest.

    I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned yet.

  2. This is a very good book on spiders in general. It is a more technical book compared to most hobby books. Goes great with "The Tarantula Keeper's Guide".

  3. Nerri1029

    Nerri1029 Chief Cook n Bottlewasher Old Timer

    I'm reading the second edition... which isn't too old.. But COMPREHENSIVE..

    not for the casual reader.. be prepared to get out your biology books/ dictionary :)

    Not aimed at Tarantulas specifically but spiders in general.

    <edit> But because of T's usually diff anatomy they are covered some.

    The amount of information is massive.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2005
  4. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    i think its a great book.one of the best on the subject that ive seen at least.if u wanna learn more about arachnids i wouldnt hesitate in buying this one
  5. tarantula3898

    tarantula3898 Arachnopeon

    I have had this book for years and think it is the most in depth book I have come across yet.
  6. freedumbdclxvi

    freedumbdclxvi Arachnoprince

    I recently got this book, and I have to say it is well worth owning.
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