Basics of Spider Taxonomy

Manju Siliwal   Basic • Spiders, collection, preservation, identification • 20 Seats • Short • Starts at 14:00 - 16:30 on DAY 1

Spiders are very poorly documented in India and with large geographical region and habitat diversity in India, thousands of spiders are still waiting to be discovered and described. To achieve this goal, we need many young minds to take up spider as research topics and help us in documenting the spider diversity in India. Though in recent years, interest to know about spiders among researchers as well as armatures have notably increased. Due to lack of a good pictorial guide for identification of spiders, most of the spider remains unidentified. This workshop aims to expose students to different groups of spiders and teach basic techniques of collection, preservation and identification of spiders. Also, gaps and lacunae in this field will be addressed with prospects of research career on this group.