We are an enthusiastic group of researchers, teachers, fellows and students who are focused on the reproductive biology of arthropods, with emphasis on evolution of sexual traits among arachnids.
We started this way since 10 years ago in order to offer a place of research and teaching in our country on this exciting subject. Together with studies on biodiversity and phylogeny we want to show an integrative perspective of arachnids.
We have explored a part of the amazing reproductive life of scorpions, spiders, pseudoscorpions, and solpugids, among other groups.
Scientific publications in recent years Cargnelutti, F., Castillo-Pérez, U., Reyes-Ramírez, A., Rocha-Ortega, M., & Córdoba-Aguilar, A. 2023. Copulatory courtship, body temperature and infection in Tenebrio molitor. PloS One, 18(9), e0291384. http://10.1371/journal.pone.0291384 Izquierdo M.A., Dederichs T.M., Cargnelutti F., Michalik P.. 2023. Copulatory behaviour and genital mechanics suggest sperm allocation by a non-intromittent sclerite in a pholcid spider. Read more about Publications[…]
Two members of the Labre: Mariela Oviedo-Diego and Rocío Palen Pietri are raising funds to be able to go for the first time to the International Congress of Arachnology that will take place in Uruguay in March 2023. https://arachnology.org/22nd-ica-2023.html If you would like to help them by donating an amount you can do it here Read more about Congress Arachnology Funds[…]
Museum Night 2022 El Labre was present at the night of museums 2022 with the exhibition “Arachnid World”. On this occasion we try to convey our passion for these animals in a fun and didactic way through games and anecdotes. We are very proud of our team that, on a night full of people, did Read more about Museum Night 2022[…]
Page of photographs of spiders from Argentina Dr. Matías Izquierdo is carrying out a photography project on Argentine spiders that you can visit at the following link: https://flickr.com/photos/195931149@N07/ You can also learn more about the project and the latest updates on the twitter account @Aranias_Arg. We invite you to visit the page and follow him on Read more about Page of photographs of spiders from Argentina[…]
Travelers of the tillage in the Cedar Point Times. Two Labre postdoctoral fellows (Mariela Oviedo-Diego and Franco Cargnelutti) appeared on the cover of this month’s “Cedar Point Times,” the magazine of the Cedar Point Biological Station, Nebraska, USA. The reason was his visit to the station in August as part of the internship at the Read more about Plow Travelers at the Cedar Point Times[…]
Do you want to know more about the corner spider? Find out how to recognize it and how to act in the house of bites from the hand of Dr. Matías Izquierdo in this note from “Morning Chronicle”. Link del video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMehi0lHVgA
Scientific Promotions Drs Lucia Calbacho-rosa and David Vrech and Mariela Oviedo-Diego, have new scientific positions in Conicet. Dr. Lucia Calbacho-Rosa and Dr. David Vrech were promoted to the category of Associate Researchers, while Mariela Oviedo-Diego received an internal postdoctoral fellowship for a period of three years. Congratulations
Youtube Channel We are an enthusiastic group of researchers, professors, fellows, and students who are focused on the reproductive biology of arthropods, with an emphasis on the evolution of sexual traits among arachnids. We started like this 10 years ago in order to offer a place for research and teaching in our country on this Read more about Youtube Channel[…]
Public communication of science in the framework of the Arthropodata seminar series is aimed at students and arthropod enthusiasts and combines the presentation of two researchers, one from Canada and the other from Argentina. It is coordinated by Dr. Prager’s laboratory (Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Read more about Public science communication[…]
Dr. David Vrech. Member of the examining board of the undergraduate thesis of the student Ian Walker School of Biology FCEFyN, UNC, entitled: “Effects of management type and plant complexity on spider communities in spontaneous vegetation edges of crops in the Green Belt of Córdoba”, directed by Dr. Martin Videla and Dr. Ezequiel González. March Read more about Member of the examining board[…]