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Susan Weiner is a senior at Brandeis University where she is majoring in Biology and Jewish Studies. After graduation, she hopes to go on to graduate school and study bugs. Jason Cohen is also a senior at Brandeis University, and is majoring in Psychology. This Electronic Field Guide to Arachnids was constructed as a project for Professor Dan Perlman's Field Biology course (Biol 32a).

We would like to thank Dan Perlman for his devotion to the class and his enormous help in all matters. In addition, we would like to thank our TA, Caitlin Fisher-Reid, for all of her help, the ITRC for their camera and computer expertise, Professor Tsipis for allowing us to use the biology labs and microscopes, the other students in the class for their support and friendship, and everyone who gave us spiders for the guide.

The following field guides were invaluable tools for identifying and understanding arachnids:

  • Kaston, J.B. How to Know the Spiders. Boston:WCB McGraw-Hill, 1972.
  • Levi, Werbert, Lorna Levi and Herbert Zim ed. Spiders and Their Kin. NewYork: Golden Press, 1968.

These sites provided useful information for descriptions of our arachnids:

  • http://delta-intkey.com/britsp/www/linyphii.htm/
  • http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761566464_2/Spider_(arthropod).html#endads
  • http://www.david.curtis.care4free.net/opiliotaxa.htm/
  • http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/Spiders/spidhome.htm/
  • http://www.worldwidewords.org/

Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the following sources that made this website possible:

  • http://www.bellsnwhistles.com/
  • http://www.boogiejack.com/
  • http://www.treemenu.com/
  • http://www.w3schools.com/

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