Araneophagic jumping spiders discriminate between detour routes that do and do not lead to prey

  title={Araneophagic jumping spiders discriminate between detour routes that do and do not lead to prey},
  author={Michael S. Tarsitano and Robert R. Jackson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract In a laboratory study, 12 different experimental set-ups were used to examine the ability of Portia fimbriata a web-invading araneophagic jumping spider from Queensland, Australia, to choose between two detour paths, only one of which led to a lure (a dead, dried spider). Regardless of set-up, the spider could see the lure when on the starting platform of the apparatus, but not after leaving the starting platform. The spider consistently chose the ‘correct route’ (the route that led to… 

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