Re: singing spiders!
Wild Sanctuary <>
Mon, 30 Jun 2003 06:31:50 -0700
I got that one a few years ago, Cliff, while recording in Madera
Canyon (south of Tuscon about half way to Nogales). How's about
anemones singing, though?
>I just caught a really fascinating television program which among other
>things documented the mating calls of the arizona jumping spider. The
>little beast makes sound by vibrating its abdomen and conducting the
>sound through its two upraised front legs -- the sound consisted of a
>number of short clicks followed by a low moaning sound. Truly amazing!
> An intrepid researcher captured the sounds by attaching a phonograph
>needle to the female, listening to the sound conducted through her
>legs. Anyone heard of this before? I never knew spiders made a
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