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Why are there feeding and nonfeeding larvae in phytoseiid mites (Acari, Phytoseiidae)?
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The results suggest that nonfeeding larval behavior may be an adaptation to avoid sib-cannibalism, which occurs when eggs are oviposited closer together. Expand
Function of the web box as an anti-predator barrier in the spider mite, Schizotetranychus recki
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The results clearly show that the webbing behavior (web box) of S. recki has a function in avoiding five predator species, however, one predator species preyed more on eggs protected by a web box, which suggests that this predator species has a special trait to overcome the nest barriers. Expand
Egg-depositing behavior as a predator avoidance tactic of Yezonychus sapporensis Ehara (Acari, Tetranychidae)
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The results clearly showed that the oviposition behavior of Y. sapporensis has a function in avoiding predator attack, at least under experimental conditions. Expand
A Modified Aerosol Free Vegetation Index Algorithm for Aerosol Optical Depth Retrieval Using GOSAT TANSO-CAI Data
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A new algorithm for retrieving aerosol optical depth (AOD) over land, from the Cloud and Aerosol Imager (CAI), which is one of the instruments on the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) for detecting and correcting cloud and aerosol interference. Expand
A Dark Target Algorithm for the GOSAT TANSO-CAI Sensor in Aerosol Optical Depth Retrieval over Land
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A Dark Target (DT) algorithm for GOSAT CAI was developed based on the strategy of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) DT algorithm, and a CAI-applicable approach that uses AFRI2.1 and the scattering angle to account for the visible surface signals was proposed. Expand
Variation in nesting behavior of eight species of spider mites, Stigmaeopsis having sociality
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Comparisons of nest sizes, nesting behaviors, and their associated traits (fecal deposition patterns) were made for eight cogeneric Stigmaeopsis species showing various levels of social development to identify the origins of this social behavior. Expand
Teachers as Carers: A Case Study of a Secondary School’s Pastoral Process
This paper describes the review and evaluation of the house/pastoral system at the Anglican Church Grammar School. The main findings were: an overwhelming acceptance of the house system; a high levelExpand
Variation in counterattack effect against a phytoseiid predator between two forms of the social spider mite, Stigmaeopsis miscanthi
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Variation in counterattack success may exist between these two forms of Stigmaeopsis miscanthi, and there is some correspondence between male-to-male belligerence and counterattack effectiveness against predators. Expand
The parapatric distribution and contact zone of two forms showing different male-to-male aggressiveness in a social spider mite, Stigmaeopsis miscanthi (Acari: Tetranychidae)
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The mechanism(s) that maintain the parapatry related to their frequent contact and the pattern of reproductive isolation between them are discussed. Expand
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