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Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2013) Come into my parlour... Architectural Technology (107). p. 11. ISSN 1361-326X

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Despite their tantalisingly slow and graceful movements,these particular spiders are very efficient venomous carnivores. The effective hunting methods of Pholcus phalanioides can be directed towards a range of creatures. The proposal of this paper is to suggest that these spiders could be used as an effective method for controlling woodworm populations as a "green" alternative to the use of chemical treatments.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biopredators, timber products, decay, chemical treatments, woodworm, spiders, alternative technology, conservation, infestation, mosquitoes,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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References: Dalton, S. (2008) Spiders; The ultimate predators Gilpin, R. (2007) Spiders Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) (2002) Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Hillyard, P. (2007) Private Lives of Spiders Kelly, L. (2009) Spiders; Learning to Love Them Lewington, R. (2002) A Guide to House and Garden Spiders Roberst, M.J. (2001) Collins Field Guide to Spiders
Depositing User: Charles Hippisley-Cox
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 08:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 19:38


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