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Research Outputs 2012 2019

2019

Amblypygid-fungal interactions: the whip spider exoskeleton as a substrate for fungal growth

Gibbons, A. T., Idnurm, A., Seiter, M., Dyer, P. S., Kokolski, M., Goodacre, S. L., Gorb, S. N. & Wolff, J. O., Jul 2019, In : Fungal Biology. 123, 7, p. 497-506 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

exoskeleton
Spiders
Arthropods
spider
arthropod

Evolution of aerial spider webs coincided with repeated structural optimization of silk anchorages

Wolff, J. O., Paterno, G. B., Liprandi, D., Ramírez, M. J., Bosia, F., van der Meijden, A., Michalik, P., Smith, H. M., Jones, B. R., Ravelo, A. M., Pugno, N. & Herberstein, M. E., 23 Aug 2019, In : Evolution. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

spider web
Spiders
Silk
silk
Nanofibers

Traction reinforcement in prehensile feet of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)

Wolff, J. O., Wiegmann, C., Wirkner, C. S., Koehnsen, A. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 222, 3, p. 1-6 6 p., jeb192187.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

traction (mechanics)
Arachnida
Opiliones
Traction
arthropod

Ultrastructure of spider thread anchorages

Wirth, M., Wolff, J. O., Appel, E. & Gorb, S. N., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Morphology. 280, 4, p. 534-543 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Spiders
Silk
silk
adhesives
Araneae

Zooplankters’ nightmare: the fast and efficient catching basket of larval phantom midges (Diptera: Chaoborus)

Kruppert, S., Deussen, L., Weiss, L. C., Horstmann, M., Wolff, J. O., Kleinteich, T., Gorb, S. N. & Tollrian, R., 22 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, 17 p., e0214013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Chaoboridae
Chaoborus
capture of animals
Diptera
Kinematics
2018

Adhesion and friction in hunting spiders: the effect of contact splitting on their attachment ability

Frost, K. F., Gorb, S. N. & Wolff, J. O., Mar 2018, In : Zoologischer Anzeiger. 273, p. 231-239 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

friction
traction (mechanics)
adhesion
Araneae
adhesives

Plastic material investment in load-bearing silk attachments in spiders

Wolff, J. O., Jones, B. & Herberstein, M. E., Dec 2018, In : Zoology. 131, p. 45-47 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

silk
Araneae
plastics
Nephila
spinning

The assassination of a hypothesis by non-critical interpretation of molecular data: a comment on Sharma et al. (2017)

Machado, G. & Wolff, J. O., Dec 2018, In : Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 129, p. 346-348 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

Opiliones
Eggs
paternal care
egg
Araneae
2017

Clarity of objectives and working principles enhances the success of biomimetic programs

Wolff, J. O., Wells, D., Reid, C. R. & Blamires, S. J., 22 Sep 2017, In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 12, 5, 11 p., 051001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Biomimetics
Engineers
Spiders
Lizards
Silk

Distinct spinning patterns gain differentiated loading tolerance of silk thread anchorages in spiders with different ecology

Wolff, J. O., van der Meijden, A. & Herberstein, M. E., 26 Jul 2017, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 284, 1859, p. 1-8 8 p., 20171124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Spiders
Silk
Ecology
spinning
silk

Effect of substrate stiffness on the attachment ability in ladybird beetles Coccinella septempunctata

Heepe, L., Petersen, D. S., Tölle, L., Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 2017, Bio-inspired structured adhesives: biological prototypes, fabrication, tribological properties, contact mechanics, and novel concepts. Heepe, L., Xue, L. & Gorb, S. N. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 47-61 15 p. (Biologically-Inspired Systems; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Hunting with sticky tape: functional shift in silk glands of araneophagous ground spiders (Gnaphosidae)

Wolff, J. O., Řezáč, M., Krejčí, T. & Gorb, S. N., 15 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 220, 12, p. 2250-2259 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Gnaphosidae
silk glands
Spiders
Silk
silk

Impact of ambient humidity on traction forces in ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata)

Heepe, L., Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 2017, Bio-inspired structured adhesives: biological prototypes, fabrication, tribological properties, contact mechanics, and novel concepts. Heepe, L., Xue, L. & Gorb, S. N. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 21-32 12 p. (Biologically-Inspired Systems; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Numerical simulation of colloidal self-assembly of super-hydrophobic arachnid cerotegument structures

Filippov, A. É., Wolff, J. O., Seiter, M. & Gorb, S. N., 7 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 430, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arachnida
Spiders
Self-assembly
Self assembly
coatings

Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the ladybird beetle Coccinella septempunctata on soft substrates

Heepe, L., Petersen, D. S., Tölle, L., Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing. 123, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

beetles
attachment
Substrates
stiffness
Stiffness

Strength of silk attachment to Ilex chinensis leaves in the tea bagworm Eumeta minuscula (Lepidoptera, Psychidae)

Wolff, J. O., Lovtsova, J., Gorb, E., Dai, Z., Ji, A., Zhao, Z., Jiang, N. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 14, 128, p. 1-6 6 p., 20170007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ilex
Lepidoptera
Silk
Tea
Spiders

Structural effects of glue application in spiders-what can we learn from silk anchors?

Wolff, J. O., 2017, Bio-inspired structured adhesives: biological prototypes, fabrication, tribological properties, contact mechanics, and novel concepts. Heepe, L., Xue, L. & Gorb, S. N. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 63-80 18 p. (Biologically-Inspired Systems; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Stygophrynus orientalis sp. nov. (Amblypygi : Charontidae) from Indonesia with the description of a remarkable spermatophore

Seiter, M. & Wolff, J. O., 17 Feb 2017, In : Zootaxa. 4232, 3, p. 397-408 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The evolution and function of spider feet (Araneae: Arachnida): multiple acquisitions of distal articulations

Labarque, F. M., Wolff, J. O., Michalik, P., Griswold, C. E. & Ramirez, M. J., 1 Oct 2017, In : Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 181, 2, p. 308-341 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The water-repellent cerotegument of whip-spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi)

Wolff, J. O., Seiter, M. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Jan 2017, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 46, 1, p. 116-129 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arachnida
Amblypygi
Spiders
Chitin
Diplopoda
3D printers
Spiders
Silk
Glues
Adhesives
2016

Adhesive secretions in harvestmen (arachnida: Opiliones)

Wolff, J. O., García-Hernández, S. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Jan 2016, Biological Adhesives. Smith, A. M. (ed.). 2nd ed. Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 281-301 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Arachnida
Opiliones
Glues
adhesives
Adhesives

Attachment structures and adhesive secretions in arachnids

Wolff, J. & Gorb, S. N., 2016, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature. 184 p. (Biologically-inspired systems; vol. 7)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Adhesives
Animals
Hooks
Clamping devices
Biomimetics

Evolution of hyperflexible joints in sticky prey capture appendages of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)

Wolff, J. O., Martens, J., Schönhofer, A. L. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Sep 2016, In : Organisms Diversity and Evolution. 16, 3, p. 549-557 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Opiliones
prey capture
Arachnida
appendages
joints (animal)

Influence of ambient humidity on the attachment ability of ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata)

Heepe, L., Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 22 Sep 2016, In : Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. 7, p. 1322-1329 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
beetles
adhesives
attachment
humidity
Adhesives

The evolution of pedipalps and glandular hairs as predatory devices in harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)

Wolff, J. O., Schönhofer, A. L., Martens, J., Wijnhoven, H., Taylor, C. K. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Jul 2016, In : Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 177, 3, p. 558-601 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Opiliones
Arachnida
setae (animal)
hair
hairs

Whip spiders (Amblypygi) become water-repellent by a colloidal secretion that self-assembles into hierarchical microstructures

Wolff, J. O., Schwaha, T., Seiter, M. & Gorb, S. N., 2016, In : Zoological letters. 2, p. 23-1-23-10 10 p., 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Spiders
Chemical Phenomena
Arachnida
Physical Phenomena
Arthropods
2015

Adhesive foot pads: An adaptation to climbing? An ecological survey in hunting spiders

Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Feb 2015, In : Zoology. 118, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hoof and Claw
Spiders
adhesives
Adhesives
claws

Adhesive pad differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster depends on the Polycomb group gene Su(z)2

Husken, M., Hufnagel, K., Mende, K., Appel, E., Meyer, H., Peisker, H., Togelo, M., Wang, S., Wolff, J., Gorb, S. N. & Paululat, A., 15 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 218, 8, p. 1159-1165 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Drosophila melanogaster
adhesives
Adhesives
gene
transposons

A new species of the South East Asian genus Sarax Simon, 1892 (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and synonymization of Sarax mediterraneus Delle Cave, 1986

Michael, S., Jonas, W. & Hörweg, C., 4 Sep 2015, In : Zootaxa. 4012, 3, p. 542-552 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amblypygi
Arachnida
caves
Philippines
cave

Functional anatomy of the pretarsus in whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi)

Wolff, J. O., Seiter, M. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Nov 2015, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 44, 6, p. 524-540 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arachnida
Amblypygi
Spiders
anatomy
adhesives

How to stay on mummy's back: Morphological and functional changes of the pretarsus in arachnid postembryonic stages

Wolff, J. O., Huber, S. J. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Jul 2015, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 44, 4, p. 301-312 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arachnida
Mummies
arachnid
functional change
Spiders

Hunting Without a Web: How Lycosoid Spiders Subdue their Prey

Eggs, B., Wolff, J. O., Kuhn-Nentwig, L., Gorb, S. N. & Nentwig, W., 1 Dec 2015, In : Ethology. 121, 12, p. 1166-1177 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

venom
spider
hunting
Araneae
legs

Spider's super-glue: Thread anchors are composite adhesives with synergistic hierarchical organization

Wolff, J. O., Grawe, I., Wirth, M., Karstedt, A. & Gorb, S. N., 28 Mar 2015, In : Soft Matter. 11, 12, p. 2394-2403 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
spiders
Spiders
glues
Silk
Glues
2014

Composition and substrate-dependent strength of the silken attachment discs in spiders

Grawe, I., Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 16 Jul 2014, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11, 98, p. 1-9 9 p., 20140477.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Spiders
Silk
Adhesives
Glues
Substrates

Description of Sarax buxtoni (Gravely 1915) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and a new case of parthenogenesis in Amblypygi from Singapore

Seiter, M. & Wolff, J., 2014, In : Journal of Arachnology. 42, 3, p. 233-239 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gluing the 'unwettable': Soil-dwelling harvestmen use viscoelastic fluids for capturing springtails

Wolff, J. O., Schönhofer, A. L., Schaber, C. F. & Gorb, S. N., 1 Oct 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 19, p. 3535-3544 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
viscoelastic fluid
Sensilla
Opiliones
Spiders
prey capture

How to pass the gap: functional morphology and biomechanics of spider bridging threads

Wolff, J. O., Schneider, J. M. & Gorb, S. N., 2014, Biotechnology of silk. Asakura, T. & Miller, T. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature, Vol. 5. p. 165-177 13 p. (Biologically-Inspired Systems; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The whole is more than the sum of all its parts: collective effect of spider attachment organs

Wohlfart, E., Wolff, J. O., Arzt, E. & Gorb, S. N., 2014, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 2, p. 222-224 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Spiders
adhesion
spider
Araneae
Leg
2013

Radial arrangement of Janus-like setae permits friction control in spiders

Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 22 Jan 2013, In : Scientific Reports. 3, p. 1-7 7 p., 1101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Sensilla
Spiders
Friction
Hoof and Claw
Adhesives

The great silk alternative: multiple co-evolution of web loss and sticky hairs in spiders

Wolff, J. O., Nentwig, W. & Gorb, S. N., 1 May 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 5, p. 1-13 13 p., e62682.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Hoof and Claw
Spiders
Silk
Alopecia
claws
2012

Comparative morphology of pretarsal scopulae in eleven spider families

Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., Sep 2012, In : Arthropod Structure and Development. 41, 5, p. 419-433 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sensilla
Spiders
setae (animal)
spider
Hoof and Claw

Surface roughness effects on attachment ability of the spider Philodromus dispar (Araneae, Philodromidae)

Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 215, 1, p. 179-184 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Philodromidae
Epoxy Resins
Sensilla
Spiders
surface roughness

The influence of humidity on the attachment ability of the spider Philodromus dispar (Araneae, Philodromidae)

Wolff, J. O. & Gorb, S. N., 7 Jan 2012, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 279, 1726, p. 139-143 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Philodromidae
Spiders
Humidity
spider
Araneae