Age-related female mating decisions are condition dependent in wolf spiders

@article{Wilgers2011AgerelatedFM,
  title={Age-related female mating decisions are condition dependent in wolf spiders},
  author={Dustin J. Wilgers and E. Hebets},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={66},
  pages={29-38}
}
Female mating behaviors are known to be sensitive to a variety of individual factors both external and internal to a female; however, mating decisions are likely due to a suite of interacting factors. By independently manipulating female and male diet in the wolf spider Rabidosa rabida and testing females across age groups, we demonstrate that, in addition to its independent effect, female nutritional condition interacts with female age to influence female mating behavior. Overall, high… Expand
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