Dehydration resistance and tolerance in the brush-legged wolf spider (Schizocosa ocreata): a comparison of survivorship, critical body water content, and water-loss rates between sexes

@article{Herrmann2017DehydrationRA,
  title={Dehydration resistance and tolerance in the brush-legged wolf spider (Schizocosa ocreata): a comparison of survivorship, critical body water content, and water-loss rates between sexes},
  author={Samantha Kelly Herrmann and J. A. Roberts},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2017},
  volume={95},
  pages={417-423}
}
Small-bodied terrestrial animals like spiders face challenges maintaining water reserves essential for homeostasis. They may experience dry microclimates and (or) seasonal variation in water availability, so dehydration is a common stressor that may help explain movement, foraging, and other behaviors. This study examines aspects of dehydration resistance and tolerance in the brush-legged wolf spider, Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz, 1844) (Araneae: Lycosidae), commonly found in the leaf litter of… Expand
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