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Jumping spiders with Trinity Walls

Released Tuesday, 27th July 2021
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In this episode, we’ll learn all about spiders, specifically jumping spiders, and wolf spiders, with Arachnologist, Trinity Walls!

  • (0:01:09) Loving and studying spiders: The journey.

  • (0:02:51) Wolf spiders and their shining eyes. 

  • (0:04:43) Spider hairs: How spiders sense prey and predators.

  • (0:05:41) Wolf spiders vs Jumping spiders: The key differences. 

  • (0:07:40) The eyes of a jumping spider.

  • (0:08:48) Are jumping spiders venomous?

  • (0:10:00) The diet of a jumping spider.

  • (0:10:57) Spider cannibalism. 

  • (0:11:57) Female spiders: Larger and longer lived.

  • (0:13:21) Mating choice in jumping spiders: An interesting field of study.

  • (0:17:25) Different colours in female spiders: An unsolved mystery. 

  • (0:20:02) Jumping spider's jumps: The how and the why. 

  • (0:21:51) The mating dance of male spiders.

  • (0:22:47) Peacock spiders and Paradise spiders.

  • (0:24:57) Do spiders dream?

  • (0:25:35) The cognitive abilities of spiders.

  • (0:27:09) Spider silk.

  • (0:28:14) Wolf spiders and other uses for silk.

  • (0:29:11) The effect of water on spider silk and webs.

  • (0:30:41) Behavioural ecology and spiders.

  • (0:31:47) Spiders and the winter season.

  • (0:33:42) Climate change and its effect on spiders.

  • (0:36:31) Arachnophobia: Why are spiders seen as the villians? 

  • (0:40:45) How to properly relocate a spider.

  • (0:41:23) Spider bites: The myths vs reality.

  • (0:43:32) Dealing with spider webs in the home.

  • (0:45:30) Science communication and outreach.

  • (0:47:30) Girls and the study of spiders.

  • (0:49:20) Dance and the Bachata.

  • (0:52:04) Getting out of your head with dance.

  • (0:53:19) The PhD defense and what's coming next.

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