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Wolf spider predator avoidance tactics and survival in the presence of diet-associated predator cues (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Some prey can distinguish between chemical cues from predators fed different diets. Here we document the first evidence of diet-based chemical discrimination of predators in a terrestrial arthropodExpand
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The density and diversity of the spider community has been closely tied to the structural complexity of the local environment. For instance, soil dwelling spiders increase dramatically when theExpand
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Sexual Size Dimorphism Predicts the Frequency of Sexual Cannibalism Within and Among Species of Spiders
Sexual cannibalism varies widely among spiders, but no general evolutionary hypothesis has emerged to explain its distribution across taxa. Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) also varies widely amongExpand
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The effects of hunger on locomotory behaviour in two species of wolf spider (Araneae, Lycosidae)
We compared the influence of recent feeding history on locomotory behaviour in two species of wolf spiders, Hogna helluo (Walckenaer) and Pardosa milvina Hentz, in the laboratory. Both species areExpand
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The importance of food and space in limiting web-spider densities; a test using field enclosures
  • A. Rypstra
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • 1 September 1983
SummaryThe relative roles of prey availability and habitat structure as possible limiting factors of web-spider density are investigated. Spiders belonging to one of three foraging classes (orb-webExpand
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Fitness costs and benefits of antipredator behavior mediated by chemotactile cues in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Animals may exhibit a variety of defensive behaviors in the presence of indirect predator cues. Such behavior offers immediate fitness benefits but may also incur substantial foraging andExpand
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Diet quality affects mating behaviour and egg production in a wolf spider
Recent evidence suggests that the quality (i.e. nutritional content) of food can have important effects on life history and behaviour. Yet few studies have considered the role of food quality forExpand
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Habitat selection in a large orb‐weaving spider: vegetational complexity determines site selection and distribution
1. The distribution of the large orb‐weaving spider Argiope trifasciata in old field habitats of North America and the habitat selection process this species used was studied for 2 years.
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Leg Autotomy in the Wolf Spider Pardosa milvina: A Common Phenomenon with Few Apparent Costs
Abstract A number of animals escape predation by sacrificing a body part. Spiders commonly lose legs in encounters with predators or conspecifics. We investigated the frequency of leg loss and itsExpand
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The effect of kleptoparasitism on prey consumption and web relocation in a Peruvian population of the spider Nephila clavipes
A high degree of mobility was observed in a population of Nephila clavipes (L.) (Araneae; Araneidae) in southeastern Peru, September-December, 1979. Prey capture and consumption were measuredExpand
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