Food caching in orb-web spiders (Araneae: Araneoidea)

@article{Crespigny2001FoodCI,
  title={Food caching in orb-web spiders (Araneae: Araneoidea)},
  author={F. E. Champion de Crespigny and M. Herberstein and M. Elgar},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2001},
  volume={88},
  pages={42-45}
}
Abstract. Caching or storing surplus prey may reduce the risk of starvation during periods of food deprivation. While this behaviour occurs in a variety of birds and mammals, it is infrequent among invertebrates. However, golden orb-web spiders, Nephila edulis, incorporate a prey cache in their relatively permanent web, which they feed on during periods of food shortage. Heavier spiders significantly reduced weight loss if they were able to access a cache, but lost weight if the cache was… Expand
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