Fostering model explains variation in levels of sociality in a spider system

Abstract

We developed an ‘assured fitness returns’ model for the evolution of sociality independent of high relatedness within colonies. We first developed this model based on parameters from the northern social spider Anelosimus studiosus, which shows a higher incidence of multiple-female colonies caring for a common brood at higher latitudes and colder conditions… (More)

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