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The Biology of Spiders - Rainer Foelix

conipto

ArachnoPrincess
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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 It's a bit outdated, and doesn't go too into Theraphosids, but still has a ton of usefull info in it.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.

Bill
 

Aphonopelma2002

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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".

Scott
 

Nerri1029

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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.
 
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syndicate

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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
 
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