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Ken Schneider, Contributing Editor
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Ken Schneider
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San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

I have a broad interest in the identification and natural history of arthropods in California and the West, with a particular emphasis on spiders.

I have no formal training in entomology. I've been an "editor" on this site since the summer of 2008 and I also volunteer regularly at the California Academy of Sciences, working on spider projects with an arachnologist.

I am willing to examine spiders collected in California and nearby states and preserved in alcohol in order to try to identify them for you. Please email me if you want details.

My current beat sheet (2018) has about 2.0 threads per millimeter. Our current black light sheet (2018) has about 3.3 threads per millimeter.

Some rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons License.

I would like my images to remain on this site after my death, under the Creative Commons license noted above.

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