Evidence of exploitative competition among young stages of the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata

@article{Wise2004EvidenceOE,
  title={Evidence of exploitative competition among young stages of the wolf spider Schizocosa ocreata},
  author={David H. Wise and James D. Wagner},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={7-13}
}
SummaryPrevious research by many investigators has demonstrated food limitation in both web-building and wandering spiders. Field experiments have tested for exploitative competition for prey in web-building, but not wandering species. As a first step to examining the question of whether spiders without webs exhibit exploitative competition, we manipulated densities of young stages of a common wolf spider, Schizocos ocreata, and measured (1) spider growth rate and (2) numbers of Collembola, a… 
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