The “Kaaistoep,” an area of 70 hectares, is currently the most intensively researched nature reserve in the Netherlands. It lies in Noord-Brabant, slightly southwest of Tilburg. Its biodiversity is impressive: more than 6700 species of plants and animals of which more than 50 are new to the Netherlands. At least 82 species are on the Red List and 221 species are legally protected under the Flora and Fauna Act. All spiders found by researchers from different disciplines were presented to the authors for identification. Various methods of capture are briefly described in this article. A species list is also included. In a subsequent article the possible relationships between methods of capture, species of spiders, habitat, and management measures in the “Kaaistoep” will be discussed in greater detail.

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A. Dekkers-Scheutjens. (2010). Spinnen (Araneae) van het natuurreservaat "De Kaaistoep". Nieuwsbrief SPINED, 28, 8–21.