Prey capture in orb weaving spiders: are we using the best metric?

@inproceedings{Blackledge2011PreyCI,
  title={Prey capture in orb weaving spiders: are we using the best metric?},
  author={Todd A. Blackledge},
  year={2011}
}
  • T. Blackledge
  • Published 27 October 2011
  • Environmental Science, Biology
Abstract Orb spiders are commonly used to study many ecological and behavioral questions, due in part to the ease of working with their webs. The frequency distributions of prey captured by spiders are often compared among species or individuals to search for evidence of competition, effects of experimental manipulations, etc. In most instances, smaller insects are extremely common compared to larger prey, presenting a critical flaw in how such comparisons are analyzed because natural selection… 
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