, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 161–162 | Cite as

Die Wirkung von Substanzen auf den Netzbau der Spinnen

  • H. M. Peters
  • P. N. Witt
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The cobweb of geometrical spiders enables us to examine the effect of substances on instinct movements of animals. It seems possible to separate the different fundamental functions co-operating in the production of the cobweb by experiment. The effect of Pervitin, mentioned in this report, is characterized by a considerable disturbance of the regular arrangement of the concentric sticky threads.


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    H. M. Peters, Z. Naturforsch.2b, 227 (1947).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Peters
    • 1
  • P. N. Witt
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut und Pharmakologisches Institut der Universität TübingenGermany

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