Thursday, September 08, 2005

They dont write like this anymore

From Robinson and Robinson (1980): Courtship and mating behaviour of araneids

Gasteracantha falcicornis
"We studied this species in Nairobi, Kenya, where we found it abundant in the gardens of the Kenya National Museum and the Nairobi City Park. We saw and filmed many courtship sessions, but unfortunately were attacked and robbed while working on this species in the Nairobi City Park. The armed robbers stole all our exposed film that was in a bag with other valuables. We were left with only our notes on this magnificient species"

They don't write scientific papers like this anymore. I miss those days.