Must Be May

May 7, 2012

Tags: Argiope, spiderlings

I'm guessing that that these gorgeous little spiderlings--clustered in the nursery their mother set up in the slot in one of our backyard chairs--are the grandchildren of one of the Argiope babies featured in the very first Spider Silk blog post, posted nearly two years ago. Exactly which one is anyone's guess. Which says something about natural selection.




I love their shadows in this one.

Photos copyright Peter Loftus

Evolution: Education and Outreach Likes Spider Silk

May 2, 2012

Tags: reviews

We're grateful to receive such a thorough--and positive--review of Spider Silk from Rachael A. Carmen in the latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach. This review may especially interest those of you who teach evolution. Most of the review is behind a paywall, but you can read the first page for free here.




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"...a compelling introduction to evolution in action through the lens of spiders and their silks."

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