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Build a Spider Habitat

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD
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Dr. Greg Vogt demonstrates how easy it is to build a spider habitat using inexpensive materials. Originally designed to house a Nephila clavipes orb weaver spider for the Earth-based portion of the Spiders in Space project, the habitat also may be used to study the life cycle of other spiders.

Developed and conducted in collaboration with BioServe Space Technologies of the University of Colorado, and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.


Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education; Opening Pathways for Teacher Instructional Opportunities in Natural Sciences


Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Science Education Leadership Fellows Program
Grant Numbers: 51006084, 51004102, 51000105

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