Life Cycles and Diapause

@inproceedings{Schaefer1987LifeCA,
  title={Life Cycles and Diapause},
  author={Matthias K. Schaefer},
  year={1987}
}
The developmental cycle of spiders concerns many aspects of morphology, physiology and ecology: embryogenesis and postembryonic growth, life cycle patterns, adaptation to seasonally occurring adverse environments, forms of dormancy, population dynamics and the contribution of life cycle patterns to the structuring of animal communities. In this short chapter I do not intend to give an exhaustive review of the extensive literature on life histories of spiders. Instead, I will concentrate on the… CONTINUE READING

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