Food imprinting and subsequent prey preference in the lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus (Araneae: Oxyopidae).

@article{Punzo2002FoodIA,
  title={Food imprinting and subsequent prey preference in the lynx spider, Oxyopes salticus (Araneae: Oxyopidae).},
  author={Fred Punzo},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={177-181}
}
This object of this study was to determine if early feeding experience can affect subsequent prey choice in lynx spiderlings (Oxyopes salticus), and if so, is it evidence for food/olfactory imprinting. After emergence from the egg sac, three groups of 10 spiderlings were each fed exclusively for a 1-week period on one of three naturally-occurring prey species (crickets): group 1 fed on nymphs of Gryllotalpa hexadactyla; group 2 (Dialeurodes citrifoli); group 3 (Microcentrum rhombifolium… CONTINUE READING