Female feeding regime and polyandry in the nuptially feeding nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis

@article{Prokop2008FemaleFR,
  title={Female feeding regime and polyandry in the nuptially feeding nursery web spider, Pisaura mirabilis},
  author={Pavol Prokop and Michael R. Maxwell},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2008},
  volume={96},
  pages={259-265}
}
We examined the influence of female feeding regime on polyandry in the nuptially feeding nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis). In this species, the nuptial gift, a dead prey item wrapped in the male’s silk, is physically separate from the ejaculate. We manipulated female feeding regime (starved or fed) and the presence or absence of a gift with three… CONTINUE READING