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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, 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, 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)
Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (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 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 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)
A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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 dining on a bee on a blanketflower, Gallardia. Everyone eats in the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 4:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

An Interview with a Budding Scientist

Teach 'em young, they say. Encourage them to learn about insects, spiders and other critters at a young age. When you first meet Brandon DeGroot, 6,...

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you
When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Arachnid Alert! 'Powerhouse' of Arachnologists to Greet Public at Bohart Museum Open House

Arachnid alert! A free, public open house on “Eight-Legged Encounters,” featuring spiders and other arachnids, promises to be one of the...

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)
Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project,
These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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