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Precopulatory sexual cannibalism in fishing spiders (Dolomedes triton): a role for behavioral syndromes
Precopulatory sexual cannibalism (predation of a potential mate prior to copulation) offers an extreme example of intersexual conflict, a current focus in behavioral ecology. TheExpand
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Fear, food, sex and parental care: a syndrome of boldness in the fishing spider, Dolomedes triton
We studied individual variation in the antipredator response of the fishing spider, D. triton, in a variety of developmental and behavioural contexts. We examined our data with respect to two generalExpand
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Sexual cannibalism in fishing spiders (Dolomedes triton): an evaluation of two explanations for female aggression towards potential mates
I manipulated food availability in juvenile and adult fishing spiders (Dolomedes triton) to test two hypotheses for sexual cannibalism. The adaptive foraging hypothesis posits that sexual cannibalismExpand
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Beliefs about and responses to childhood ear infections: a study of parents in eastern North Carolina.
Middle ear infection, also known as otitis media (OM), is a major public health problem among American children. Although clinical and epidemiological aspects of OM have been intensely studied,Expand
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Male black widows court well-fed females more than starved females: silken cues indicate sexual cannibalism risk
Male mate choice is predicted to evolve as male investment in mating increases. Thus, taxa in which males pay a high cost for mating offer researchers an ideal system to test traditional sex roles.Expand
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Black widow spiders in an urban desert: Population variation in an arthropod pest across metropolitan Phoenix, AZ
The effects of urban disturbance are critical to understand, as the majority of the world’s population now resides in urban centers. For example, urbanization often leads to reduced species diversityExpand
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Maternal effects on egg investment and offspring performance in black widow spiders
Maternal effects are powerful forces of adaptive evolution but their widespread implications, especially in human-disturbed environments, are still being realized. Here we examine the role ofExpand
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Open-ended interview questions and saturation
Sample size determination for open-ended questions or qualitative interviews relies primarily on custom and finding the point where little new information is obtained (thematic saturation). Here, weExpand
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Black Widows in an Urban Desert: City-Living Compromises Spider Fecundity and Egg Investment Despite Urban Prey Abundance
Abstract Understanding human impacts on biodiversity is a pressing challenge given the degree to which humans alter ecosystems. Urbanization is a prevalent example of human disturbance that oftenExpand
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