ARACHNOCULTURE E-Zine

ARACHNOCULTURE E-Zine

Welcome to ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE!

To eliminate production costs (money loss) and spare the environment and its landfills and trees by using non-polluting pixels on paperless pages, ARACHNOCULTURE was converted to an online magazine. Much of the 7 print issues are available here as "e-zines", and hopefully the future will see a true e-zine #8.

The Origins

ARACHNOCULTURE debuted in 2005 in print format. It was self-published by Michael Jacobi and a seven issue series was released over the course of two years. The response was overwhelmingly positive. However, producing the magazine was both extremely cost-prohibitive and labor intensive. Budget constraints made professional printing impossible, yet the goal was from the beginning to produce a high-quality product both in terms of content and production values. Therefore, skimping on number of pages or using a low-quality printing method was out of the question, and each issue was painstakingly printed at great expense by color laser printer, collated by hand, and then bound and trimmed at Kinko's. It was then inserted in a plastic bag and sealed in envelope for mailing. Coupled with the costs of posting these heavy copies with a high percentages going overseas, the magazine lost money quickly and the project could not be continued.

The E-Zine

My original intention was to somehow administer a subscription-based, password-protected E-Zine. However, that idea was soon abandoned and I instead tried to provide much of the original print issue articles in an online format and not focus on future issues. More than anything I wanted to expose as many people as possible to the excellent material that was contained in the first seven issues of ARACHNOCULTURE magazine by making all viewing public. Please enjoy the first seven issues of ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE. Perhaps an online only #8 will be made some day.

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 7

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 6

  • Ctenidae: A Brief Look into Three Genera, Volume 1 Cupiennius (Simon 1891) by Stefan Hillebrecht with photos by Gordon Ackerman - DOWNLOAD PDF pdf
  • Theraphosidae Egg Sac Types by Richard C. Gallon and Ray Gabriel - DOWNLOAD PDF pdf

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 5

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 4

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 3

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 2

ARACHNOCULTURE E-ZINE ISSUE 1

Print Issues

These are the print issues released between January 2005 and Spring 2007 [ARACHNOCULTURE1(1)-2(3)]. They are now out of print and replaced by ARACHNOCULTURE E-Zine #1-7, which feature many of the original articles. Click on each cover below for the original Table of Contents.

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