Posts Tagged: American Arachnological Society
Learning How Efficiently Spiders Capture Their Prey
A little yarn, a little glue and a little confetti--and attendees at the recent "Eight-Legged Encounters" open house, co-hosted by the UC...
Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spiders Are Awesome!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a series of photos taken at an open house showcasing spiders and other arachnids worth? Photos,...
Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close Encounters of the Eight-Legged Kind
Those who know that spiders have eight legs know exactly what's being showcased at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open...
A crab spider dining on a bee on a blanketflower, Gallardia. Everyone eats in the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Name That Spider Species
If you're a student 18 or under, here's your chance to name a spider species. You'll win the distinction of being selected the winner, and you'll be...
This is a male trapdoor spider in the genus Promyrmekiaphila. Youths are invited to name the species.
If I had a pet jumping spider--which I don't--I'd name him "Jumping Jehosphaphat." "The biblical king Jehoshaphat is the inspiration for the...
A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This jumping spider has just nailed a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)