Condition dependence of male nuptial gift construction in the spider Pisaura mirabilis (Pisauridae)

@article{Albo2011ConditionDO,
  title={Condition dependence of male nuptial gift construction in the spider Pisaura mirabilis (Pisauridae)},
  author={Maria J. Albo and S\oren Toft and Trine Bilde},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={473-479}
}
Pisaura mirabilis males offer a prey wrapped in silk as a nuptial gift that functions as a male mating effort. If nuptial gift construction is costly, males in poor feeding condition would invest less in this behaviour than males in good condition. We investigated frequencies and characteristics of gift construction in males under different sexual stimuli… CONTINUE READING