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Admetus pumilio (Tarantulidae) - Kampfverhalten


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Title Admetus pumilio (Tarantulidae) - Kampfverhalten
Alternative Title Admetus pumilio (Tarantulidae) - Fighting Behaviour
Author Weygoldt, Peter
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/E-1859
IWF Signature E 1859
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1972
Language Silent film
Producer IWF
Production Year 1971

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 81 m ; F, 7 1/2 min

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Subject Area Life Sciences
Abstract Geißelspinne. Fühlerbein-"Fechten": Mit je einem Fühlerbein Betasten des weit entfernt gegenüberstehenden Gegners. Endkampf: Vorgehen gegeneinander mit weit geöffneten Palpen, Versuche, mit den Palpen zu packen und zu schütteln. Ritualisierter Kampf ohne Beschädigungen, Ausweichen des Unterlegenen.
The film shows two fights between males of Admetus pumilio from Pará, Brazil. At the beginning of agonistic behaviour the animals are tapping each other with their antenniform legs. It follows the "fighting with the antenniform legs" in which the animals are standing as far apart as possible and each is tapping its opponent with one antenniform leg. Soon the "final fight" follows. The animals step foreward, their pedipalps maximally unfolded, and each one tries to grasp at its opponent with its pedipalps. This fight is very fast and vigorous. However, the agonistic behaviour is formalized and no damage results. After the fight, the inferior animal avoids another confrontation and tries to get away.
Keywords Geißelspinne
Spinne / Geißelspinne
Admetus pumilio
Kampfverhalten / Arachnida
fighting behaviour / Arachnida
agonistic behaviour / Arachnida
Admetus pumilio
tailless whip scorpion

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