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1 September 2016 Hot-Dancing Method for Extracting Thanatotic Arachnids from a Substrate
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We present a simple, manageable and cheap method for accelerated disturbance and, consequently, detection of thanatotic and soil-mimetic arachnids and other arthropods. The method combines sieving a substrate in the field, followed by heating and lighting the dispersed sample by a handheld electric light in the laboratory. The name Hot-Dancing alludes prompt and quick relocation of animals triggered by heating. We evaluated its efficiency experimentally.

Tone Novak, Ljuba Slana Novak, Franc Janžekovič, and Peter Kozel "Hot-Dancing Method for Extracting Thanatotic Arachnids from a Substrate," Entomological News 126(2), 121-127, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.126.0207
Received: 3 December 2015; Accepted: 1 April 2016; Published: 1 September 2016
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