Pick-up lines : cues used by male crab spiders to find reproductive females

@inproceedings{Anderson2001PickupL,
  title={Pick-up lines : cues used by male crab spiders to find reproductive females},
  author={Jill T Anderson and Douglass H. Morse},
  year={2001}
}
The low population density of the crab spider Misumena vatia and the high percentage of gravid adult females begs the question, how do adult males find reproductive females? We explored one of the potential mate-locating tactics of adult males, their linefollowing behavior. M. vatia do not build webs; however, they do lay down silken lines during their movements. In both the field and the laboratory, adult males (but not juvenile males) regularly followed lines of other individuals, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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