Recognising one’s enemies: a functional approach to risk assessment by prey

@article{Grostal2000RecognisingOE,
  title={Recognising one’s enemies: a functional approach to risk assessment by prey},
  author={Paul Grostal and Marcel Dicke},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={258-264}
}
Little has been done to compare the relative importance of various mechanisms through which prey assess the potential risk from natural enemies. We used predator-naive spider mites (Tetranychus urticae, Tetranychidae) to (1) compare the responses of prey to chemical cues from enemy and non-enemy species and (2) investigate the source of these cues. In the laboratory, we observed the distribution of T. urticae in response to cues from nine mite species, including (1) predators of spider mites… CONTINUE READING

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