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cribellum

[krə′bel·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small accessory spinning organ located in front of the ordinary spinning organ in certain spiders.
A chitinous plate perforated with the openings of certain gland ducts in insects.
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The salt crystals made silk threads of the tent and carpet, as well as some radial and cribellate threads visible (Figs.
Of these, we included in the analysis only cribellate families because the basal group of the Orbiculariae, the Deinopoidea, produce cribellar thread.
Webs of young cribellate and non-cribellate spiderlings have been studied in Orbiculariae orb-weaving spiders (Eberhard 1977, 1985, 1986).
The family is of interest because it is a cribellate member of the Lycosoidea.
We would like to point out that a similar unsolved problem exists in the analogous case of cribellate silk that is pulled out by a comb of hairs on the fourth metatarsus in cribellate spiders.
Both Ageleninae and Coelotinae are ecribellate spiders and build similar funnel-shaped webs (and also the cribellate amaurobiid genus Tamgrinia) (Wang 2002, 2003), although the webs of Coelotinae appear to be much smaller.
Prey of the cribellate spider, Dictyna annulipes (Araneae, Dictynidae), on apple tree foliage.
This procedure was modified in the web of the cribellate Z.
1994) have all been investigated as features that potentially have enhanced the fitness of viscid orb weavers as opposed to the primitively cribellate deinopoids.
Although recluse spiders are ecribellates, their silk is dry and shares several characteristics of cribellate silk (Knight & Vollrath 2002); hence, prey capture is via entanglement not adhesion.
Beitrage zur Spinnenfauna von Nordtirol--2: Orthognathe, cribellate und haplogyne Familien, Pholcidae, Zodariidae, Mimetidae und Argiopiformia (ohne Linyphiidae s.l.) (Arachnida: Araneida).
The web consists of many pairs of parallel support lines overlain with zigzag threads of cribellate silk that function to entangle prey (Main 1976; Opell 1999).