Ageing alters spider orb-web construction

@article{Anotaux2012AgeingAS,
  title={Ageing alters spider orb-web construction},
  author={Myl{\`e}ne Anotaux and Julie Marchal and Nicolas Ch{\^a}line and Lo{\"i}c Desquilbet and Raymond Leborgne and Corey Gilbert and Alain Pasquet},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2012},
  volume={84},
  pages={1113-1121}
}
Ageing is known to induce profound effects on physiological functions but only a few studies have focused on its behavioural alterations. Orb-webs of spiders, however, provide an easily analysable structure, the result of complex sequences of stereotypical behaviours that are particularly relevant to the study of ageing processes. We chose the orb spider Zygiella x-notata as an invertebrate organism to investigate alterations in web geometry caused by ageing. Parameters taken into account to… Expand
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