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To have a distinct touch or feeling of; to feel. To bring a palped darkness o'er the earth. (Heywood)

Origin: L. Palpare: cf. F. Palper.

(Science: zoology) same as palpus.

Origin: Cf. F. Palpe. See Palpable.

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Re: Unknown Spider

... in person using various methods. With some taxa, females are not even readily identifiable and mature males are need in order to identify by the palp hooks or mating claspers. A very interesting problem, as some of the work a friend of mine is doing on tarantula phylogenetics is finding many ...

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by Zach
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unknown Spider
Replies: 3
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spider reproduction

It depends on the spider. Often, the palp used to transfer the sperm packet breaks off, which makes another mating hard to accomplish (they'll still try, though). I'm pretty sure that, unlike insects, long-lived spiders continue to molt even ...

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by Darby
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: spider reproduction
Replies: 9
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