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Early ontogenic emergence of personality and its long-term persistence in a social spider
- Bharat Parthasarathy, C. Joshi, Sreethin Sreedharan Kalyadan, H. Somanathan
- Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
- 21 February 2019
Recent studies increasingly show that personality types in animals can vary with time. Personality types including boldness and aggression have been recently reported as important determinants of… Expand
Body condition and food shapes group dispersal but not solitary dispersal in a social spider
Leaving home (dispersal) like a double-edged sword can promote survival whereas the act itself is risky. The social spider we studied, disperses in 2 stages. Sub-adult individuals with lower body… Expand
When and why do sit-and-wait social spiders disperse?
Behavioral responses vary with prey species in the social spider, Stegodyphus sarasinorum
A method for accurately estimating social spider numbers without colony damage
Abstract Ecologists are often required to accurately estimate the number of individuals residing in groups of variable sizes inside opaque shelters. Here, we have used x-rays as a non-destructive… Expand