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Domir De Bakker, Katrijn Baetens, Els Van Nimmen, Kris Gellynck, Johan Mertens, Lieva Van Langenhove and Paul Kiekens (2006)

Description of the structure of different silk threads produced by the water spider Argyroneta aquatica (Clerck, 1757) (Araneae : Cybaeidae)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 136(2):137-143.

The ultrastructure of the different silk threads (walking threads, diving bell, cocoon-sac, egg-sac, anchor threads) produced by the water spider Argyroneta aquatica (Clerck, 1757) has been analysed by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Possibilities for future research linking the observed structure with the particular way of life (life under water) are discussed.

Argyroneta aquatica; spider silk; microscopy; SEM
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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