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1 April 2007 CRITICAL THERMAL MAXIMUM OF THE GREEN LYNX SPIDER, PEUCETIA VIRIDANS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE)
Chadwick J. Hanna, Vincent A. Cobb
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Abstract

The critical thermal maximum (CTMax) of Peucetia viridans Hentz 1832 adult spiders was determined in the laboratory. Mean temperature at death was higher for gravid spiders (49.4° C) than for postparturient females (47.2° C) and males (46.9° C). Painted copper spider models placed in the environment to examine available temperatures predicted that spider body temperatures would rarely exceed 40° C thus making it unlikely for P. viridans to naturally reach CTMax, at least in the climate of central Tennessee.

Chadwick J. Hanna and Vincent A. Cobb "CRITICAL THERMAL MAXIMUM OF THE GREEN LYNX SPIDER, PEUCETIA VIRIDANS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE)," The Journal of Arachnology 35(1), 193-196, (1 April 2007). https://doi.org/10.1636/SH06-01.1
Received: 9 January 2006; Published: 1 April 2007
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