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Arthropods

Spiders

Spiders by Lynne Kelly Allen & Unwin, HK$170

Sunday, 22 February, 2009, 12:00am

Nature on our doorstep

Step out of the city and into a world of insects, birds and interesting animals

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Internet bugs

I held my breath, feeling very nostalgic, last weekend when I saw a father and his young son in a park near where I live. They both had nets in their hands and a couple of plain white butterflies in their insect cage. It could have been a scene from my own childhood, when children would spend day after summer day catching insects in the fields.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

Why do people's faces turn red when they are nervous or excited? EMILY Our skin is made up of two layers of cells - a thin outer layer, the epidermis, and a thicker inner layer, the dermis.

The dermis consists of connective tissues in which are embedded blood vessels, lymph channels, nerve endings, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, fat cells, hair follicles and muscles.

28 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be explained

What are invertebrates? When people think of animals, they usually think of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Yet they make up only a tiny fraction of the animal kingdom and belong to just one of the 34 main groups of animals - vertebrates (animals with backbones). The other 33 groups are known collectively as invertebrates (animals without backbones).

22 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Bitten by the bug in a web of intrigue

In the natural history of mate munching, it is not only the praying mantis female who has a peculiarly murderous post-coital habit of eating the male's head.

The black widow spider has the same, one might say, 'taste' in males, which is no doubt how the species earned its name.

21 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

The world of insects in close-up

MICROCOSMOS Starring Assorted Insects. Directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou. Category I. Opens June 26 at Broadway and UA (Sha Tin, Queensway, Whampoa) It is a case of the bug versus the beast.

15 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Web of doubts over spiders

THE ancient Greeks believed that a woman named Arachne, who was a genius weaver, was the ancestor of all spiders. In fact, the spiders and their relatives - the scorpions, mites and ticks - are all named Arachnids.

9 Mar 1994 - 12:00am