Tucson Audubon Society: Sharing, Caring, and Thievery–Arachnid Behavior and Interactions
Every community has its different individuals: those that share, those that care, and those that steal. Some are gregarious, while others are loners.
The community that I speak of is not made up of humans, but of the small neighbors living right under our noses- the arachnids.
Spiders, vinegaroons, and other arachnids demonstrate a degree of social interaction that may astonish you. Arachnids may be devoted mothers, chivalrous mates, and team players. They can also be resourceful sneak thieves.
In this presentation, you will meet fiercely devoted mother green lynx spiders, chivalrous cellar spiders, and altruistic vinegaroons. You will also meet hitch-hiking pseudoscorpions, mites partnering with carrion beetles, and the tiny thief Argyrodes as it steals from its formidable host, the black widow. Welcome to the surprising world of arachnids!
Host: Jillian Cowles
After you register, your link to join the Zoom social/class will be sent to you the day before. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact Luke Safford.
- Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Online, Presentation