Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Observations on the Longevity of the Brown Recluse Spider, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik

R. J. Elzinga
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr., 1977), pp. 187-188
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25082920
Page Count: 2
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
Preview not available

Abstract

The longevity of Loxosceles reclusa is relatively long when reared at room temperatures (21° to 24°C). Twenty-five percent of the females survived more than 1,000 days with a maximum of 1,755 recorded. A maximum survival of 897 days for males was recorded. Elimination of high temperatures resulted in low molting mortality; sixty percent of the spiderlings reached adulthood.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
187
    187
  • Thumbnail: Page 
188
    188