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Global Patterns of Guild Composition and Functional Diversity of Spiders
TLDR
Spiders in tropical regions seem to have higher redundancy of functional roles and/or finer resource partitioning than in temperate regions, and functional diversity seems to be also influenced by altitude and habitat structure. Expand
Modern Analysis of Biological Data: Generalized Linear Models in R
TLDR
This book is focused on regression models, specifically generalized linear models (GLM), and requires only basic statistical knowledge, gained e.g. in an one-semester course of biostatistics. Expand
Spiders (Araneae) in the pesticide world: an ecotoxicological review.
  • S. Pekár
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Pest management science
  • 1 November 2012
TLDR
A meta-analysis of research on spider ecotoxicology reveals that spiders are mainly affected by acaricides and insecticides, particularly neurotoxic substances. Expand
PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF TWO EUROPEAN ANT-EATING SPIDERS (ARANEAE, ZODARIIDAE)
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Study spiders turned out to be ant specialists as they were able to subdue many ant species but ignored all other insects, except termites, which they attacked but rarely subdued. Expand
Temperature-dependent population growth of three species of stored product mites (Acari: Acaridida)
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Simulation of the rate of population increase under ideal conditions, using real temperature records obtained from Czech grain stores, showed that the pest mite populations increase only during 3.5 months within a typical 9-month storage season in Central Europe, indicating that control of mites is recommended during the months when allergens and pests are produced. Expand
Is the Evolution of Inaccurate Mimicry a Result of Selection by a Suite of Predators? A Case Study Using Myrmecomorphic Spiders
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It was found that model-specialized (ant-eating) predators captured mimics significantly less frequently than their ant models, because mimics changed their behavior by fleeing predatory attacks. Expand
Assessment of color and behavioral resemblance to models by inaccurate myrmecomorphic spiders (Araneae)
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The mimetic accuracy of individuals of three myrmecomorphic species, Liophrurillus flavitarsis, Phrurolithus festivus, and Micaria sociabilis are studied to find evidence in support of hypotheses suggested to explain the maintenance of inaccurate mimicry. Expand
Size and taxonomic constraints determine the seed preferences of Carabidae (Coleoptera)
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Preference of carabid seed predators were determined by taxonomic and size constraints, as in other groups of predators. Expand
EVOLUTION OF STENOPHAGY IN SPIDERS (ARANEAE): EVIDENCE BASED ON THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SPIDER DIETS
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The evolution of stenophagy in spiders appears to be complex and governed by phylogeny as well as by ecological determinants. Expand
Differential effects of formaldehyde concentration and detergent on the catching efficiency of surface active arthropods by pitfall traps
Summary Although pitfall traps do not provide absolute density estimation they are effective in collecting mobile arthropods. In order to find out optimal capture efficiency for Araneae, Opiliones,Expand
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