Casual Night with Arachnids
In two days Science on Google+ will be streaming “Casual Night with Arachnids”. The Hangout On Air will consist of a series of short presentations from spider experts (see http://goo.gl/knJbyX for event post), and we are inviting all of you to watch the live event.There will be several minutes after each talk to answer questions. Please feel free to use the Q & A app or event post to ask questions. Questions can also be submitted to @spiderprofessor on twitter. Please use the hashtag #arachnids14 . You can also watch the archived event on our youtube channel (http://goo.gl/zjmEfu). Subscribe to the page if you want to keep up on our HOAs.
In preparation for the event, we are sharing this GIF of an Ogre-faced spider (Deinopis subrufa), which is casting a net on a cricket. You can learn more about these net-casting spiders here (http://goo.gl/bWPW3s) and here’s a short video showing an Ogre-faced spider weaving a net and using the net to catch prey (http://goo.gl/QaHU31).
Link to Casual Night with Arachnids: http://goo.gl/knJbyX
GIF source: http://goo.gl/xzFF4p
Net weaving video: http://goo.gl/QaHU31