This article describes the clinical progression of symptoms over a period of 5 days of a bite inflicted by a Philodromus sp. spider. Commonly
known as ‘running spiders’, these are not considered to be harmful to humans. This report, however, is the first description of an actual
bite by a member of this group of spiders showing cytotoxic envenomation. Management of the bites should be as recommended for other
cytotoxic spider bites.
1. Charismatic invertebrates are popular subjects for citizen science but it is harder to engage the public in research on animals that are perceived as dangerous. Many successful citizen science projects exist in North ...
Jackson, Michelle C.; Woodford, Darragh J.; Bellingan, Terence A.; Weyl, Olaf L.F.; Potgieter, Michael J.; Rivers-Moore, Nick A.; Ellender, Bruce R.; Fourie, Hermiena, E.; Chimimba, Christian Timothy(Wiley Open Access, 2016)
Studies on resource sharing and partitioning generally consider species that
occur in the same habitat. However, subsidies between linked habitats, such as
streams and riparian zones, create potential for competition ...
Group living carries a price: it inherently entails increased competition for resources and reproduction, and may also be associated with mating among relatives, which carries costs of inbreeding. Nonetheless, group living ...