Is there division of labour in the social spider Achaearanea wau (Theridiidae)?

@article{Lubin1995IsTD,
  title={Is there division of labour in the social spider
 Achaearanea wau
 (Theridiidae)?},
  author={Yael Lubin},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={49},
  pages={1315-1323}
}
  • Y. Lubin
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
Abstract Social spiders build communal nests and capture webs, share food, and care for offspring communally. They do not have distinct castes, nor is there clear evidence for reproductive division of labour. This study examines the possibility of division of labour occurring in non-reproductive tasks in colonies of the social spider Achaearanea wau (Theridiidae). Observations of marked individuals and of activities in colonies over the entire life cycle demonstrate that (1) there is no clear… 
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