Influence of prey availability and conspecifics on patch quality for a cannibalistic forager: laboratory experiments with the wolf spider Schizocosa

@article{Wagner1997InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of prey availability and conspecifics on patch quality for a cannibalistic forager: laboratory experiments with the wolf spider Schizocosa},
  author={J. Wagner and D. Wise},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={109},
  pages={474-482}
}
  • J. Wagner, D. Wise
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • Abstract Because cannibals are potentially both predator and prey, the presence of conspecifics and alternative prey may act together to influence the rate at which cannibals prey upon each other or emigrate from a habitat patch. Wolf spiders (Lycosidae) are cannibalistic-generalist predators that hunt for prey with a sit-and-wait strategy characterized by changes in foraging site. Little information is available on how both prey abundance and the presence of conspecifics influence patch… CONTINUE READING
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