By Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall

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"Gradually, a faint brightness seemed within the east, and the air, which have been very hot during the evening, felt cool and cold. even though there has been no sunlight but, the darkness was once decreased, and the celebrities regarded light. The felony, which were an insignificant black mass with little form or shape, wear its ordinary point; and ever and anon a solitary watchman can be obvious upon its roof, preventing to seem down upon the arrangements on the street . . . by means of and by way of the feeble gentle grew improved, and the homes with their sign-boards and inscriptions stood it appears that evidently out, within the uninteresting gray morning . . . And now, the sun's first beams got here glancing into the road; and the night's paintings, which, in its a number of levels and within the diverse fancies of the lookers-on had taken 100 shapes, wore its personal right shape - a scaffold and a gibbet . . . " (The whole Works of Charles Dickens, Harper & Brothers, big apple and London, Barnaby Rudge, Vol. II, bankruptcy XIX, web page 164. ) Dickens describes an task which happens within the early morning hours, in advance of dawn. because the day starts off and folks begin to move approximately their company and prepare to observe the striking, the hangman is prepared with the gallows.

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12. An adult female Argiope allranlia built this web in the laboratory; compare with web of Argiope argen/ala (Fig. 11) 3 Witt, A Spider's Web 34 Specificity of the Web destruction in the catching process, but it is apparent that the animal is successful. This result led us to the hypothesis that different patterns of geometric webs are important for proper mating by providing an unambiguous signal for the approaching male about the nature of the female. Observations of the frequently hourlong process of approach of the sexes can make such an early warning system seem most economical.

To miss real differences, by setting a somewhat stringent level of significance. We have also examined the results of two sets of summer experi- Drug Application 4S ments for consistency of significant differences for all measures (REED and WITT, 1968). Not all experiments were repeated in both summers and modifications were made in the second series on the basis of experience in the first. It was found, for instance, that the first series extended too far into late summer when the animals were beginning to show seasonal decline in frequency of web building.

Up to 48 hours in diazepam experiments) . The spiders preoral digestion and its ordinary drinking habits make oral administration (drug in sugar water) a straightforward procedure (Fig. 19). Each animal is weighed and the volume of drug solution (or suspension) of known concentration adjusted, with the help of a Hamilton microsyringe, so that an animal receives the desired dose with an accuracy of better than 10%. The spider is held while it drinks in order to insure digestion of all the fluids.

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