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Multisensory Cues and Multimodal Communication in Spiders: Insights from Video/Audio Playback Studies
Spiders perceive the world using multiple sensory modes, including vibration, vision, and chemical senses, for prey detection and communication. These sensory modes are used in many communicationExpand
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Information content of female chemical signals in the wolf spider, Schizocosa ocreata: male discrimination of reproductive state and receptivity
Fine-scale information content of chemical signals has been widely studied in several vertebrate taxa and in social and economically important invertebrate taxa but remains poorly understood for manyExpand
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Multimodal communication and mate choice in wolf spiders: female response to multimodal versus unimodal signals
Male wolf spiders (Lycosidae) in the genus Schizocosa vary in use of seismic and visual components of courtship display, ranging from unimodal (seismic only) to multimodal (seismic and visual).Expand
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Chemical Signaling in a Wolf Spider: A Test of Ethospecies Discrimination
Chemical signals from female wolf spiders that elicit exploratory behavior and courtship in males are often assumed to be species-specific, but males of some species court in response to silk cuesExpand
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Male signaling behavior and sexual selection in a wolf spider (Araneae: Lycosidae): a test for dual functions
Male signaling behaviors are often studied in a single context but may serve multiple functions (e.g., in male–male competition and female mate choice). We examined the issue of dual function maleExpand
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Consequences of complex signaling: predator detection of multimodal cues
Animals often evolve complex signals to enhance their detectability by intended receivers. But signals that are more detectable by intended receivers may also be more likely to be intercepted byExpand
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Multimodal signals increase active space of communication by wolf spiders in a complex litter environment
Multimodal signals may compensate for environmental constraints on communication, as signals in different modalities vary in efficacy. We examined the influence of complex microhabitats onExpand
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Eavesdropping and signal matching in visual courtship displays of spiders
Eavesdropping on communication is widespread among animals, e.g. bystanders observing male–male contests, female mate choice copying and predator detection of prey cues. Some animals also exhibitExpand
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Kinship and food availability influence cannibalism tendency in early-instar wolf spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae)
For potentially cannibalistic animals such as spiders, the ability to recognize and avoid kin and/or preferentially cannibalize non-relatives would permit exploiting conspecifics as prey whileExpand
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Species-Specificity of Chemical Signals: Silk Source Affects Discrimination in a Wolf Spider (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Female spiders deposit chemical cues that elicit male courtship behavior with silk. These cues are often assumed to be species-specific although male spiders may court in response to chemical cues ofExpand
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