Notes on California Spiders No. 1: On the Culture of the Spider Teutana grossa Koch
Branch, Jefferson H.
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Life history and biological studies on spiders have frequently been interrupted by a high incidence of death among the spiders before they reached maturity. In a series of experiments undertaken to show the influence of such factors as light, food and temperature on the life history of a spider, considerable success was achieved in raising successive generations of the spider Teutana grossa (C. Koch 1838) Simon 1881 (= Theridion nitidum Holmberg 1875, Teutana zonata Cambridge 1899), the mortality of control groups never exceeding 5%. It seems advisable, therefore, to record the methods used.