Micromanipulation in Control and Handling of Zygiella x-notata as an Experimental Animal

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Science  03 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3453, pp. 644-646
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3453.644


The spider Zygiella x-notata may be brought under direct control analagous to that of the common laboratory animals for an important group of experimental investigations on the nerve, muscle, or secretion of digestive glands. Without anesthetics, chilling, or damage the animal can be fixed for prolonged periods and microinstruments (which include feeding pipettes), positioned by a standard micromanipulator.