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Stabilimentum of the garden spider Argiope trifasciata : a possible prey attractant
  • I. Tso
  • Environmental Science
    Animal Behaviour
  • 1 July 1996
TLDR
Results from intra-web comparison indicated that a stabilimentum did not increase insect interception rate of the adjacent area but did increase that of the whole web, which indicated that the prey-attraction hypothesis as a possible function of stabilimenta with the banded garden spiders Argiope trifasciata in southeastern Michigan was tested.
Giant wood spider Nephila pilipes alters silk protein in response to prey variation
TLDR
Results of this study indicated that orb-weaving spiders can alter dragline protein in response to prey variations.
Colour-associated foraging success and population genetic structure in a sit-and-wait predator Nephila maculata (Araneae: Tetragnathidae)
TLDR
The results indicate that the two morphs of N. maculata may be members of an interbreeding population, and melanics have lower foraging success because of a lower body surface reflectance.
Isolated Spider Web Stabillmentum Attracts Insects
TLDR
Results indicate that silk stabilimenta of Argiope spiders do attract insects, although not all insects exhibit a strong orientation response to them.
Colourful orb-weaving spiders, Nephila pilipes, through a bee's eyes
TLDR
This work compared the prey interception rates and colour contrasts of the typical and melanic morphs of the giant wood spider, Nephila pilipes, and found that the typical morph caught significantly more insects than theMelanic morph.
Spider Diversity on Orchid Island, Taiwan: A Comparison between Habitats Receiving Different Degrees of Human Disturbance
TLDR
Results of this study suggest that various forest management activities conducted by the indigenous Yami people seemed to have increased the habitat heterogeneity of Orchid I., thus maintaining a high diversity of spiders.
Salticid predation as one potential driving force of ant mimicry in jumping spiders
TLDR
Results of this study indicate that predation pressure from large jumping spiders might be one selection force driving the evolution of nearly perfect myrmecomorphy in spiders and other arthropods.
Behavioral Response of Argiope trifasciata to Recent Foraging Gain: A Manipulative Study
TLDR
The results indicate that Argiope trifasciata do not alter size of stabilimenta in response to recent foraging gain alone, and factors other than food intake are involved.
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