Download the SpiderSpotter App for Android or IOS and help with your observations!
Do spiders in cities build their webs differently from spiders in natural habitats? Use the SpiderSpotter Card to help research!
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Spiders are a diverse order! Browse our collection of spider species, which you also can find in the SpiderSpotter App.
Contribute your spider and web observations in the SpiderSpotter Citizen Science project and help scientists to study spider evolution in the SPIN-CITY project! Take spider pictures and investigate spider colour and webs to discover if spiders adapt to living in the city!
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Do you want to help measuring spiders for science? Download the SpiderSpotter Card for self printing at home and hold it in the pictures you take in the SpiderSpotter App. With the measurement reference, we can determine the size of your spider or web observation better. You can also order it at spiderspotter@UGent.be, provide your address and the number of cards you need and we will send them to you!
When holding the SpiderSpotter Card near the spider or a spider's web, please make sure that a ruler and one of the brigthness gradient strips is visible in the picture. You can read more about how to take the pics in our info section!
With the new SpiderSpotter Data Analysis Tool, you can actively participate in generating scientific data! The online interface fetches spider observations live from the Citizen Science App and offers a range of tools to measure the size and the average colour of the spiders. Simply access the Data Analysis Tool and log in with your App account!
You can even select an option to just work with your observations from the App and export your measured data if you want to do your own analysis.