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Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought?

Changes in personality of jumping spiders suggest effects of insecticide exposure may have been underestimated
Thu, 2015-08-06 09:35

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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The personalities of spiders

Focusing on animal personalities changes the picture for scientific research
Thu, 2015-08-06 09:34

Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom

Family Discovery Workshop: Scorpions and Spiders

Sun, 2014-10-26 11:30 - 14:30
Redpath Museum : Room 106, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: $7/ child. All other family members are FREE.

(in English)

Learn about stingers, fangs and venom.

Every Sunday we provide 3 Workshop sessions for ALL ages:

11h30 – 12h30 OR 13h-14h OR 14h30-15h30

$7.00 child, FREE for parents and other family members.  All the Workshops include a hands-on craft.

redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Reservations necessary). We cannot guarantee reservations made on the weekend.

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Source Site: /redpath