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SECONDARY USE OF THE REMOVED ORB WEB BY MECYNOGEA LEMNISCA TA (WALCKENAER) (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE)

@inproceedings{Carico1984SECONDARYUO,
  title={SECONDARY USE OF THE REMOVED ORB WEB BY MECYNOGEA LEMNISCA TA (WALCKENAER) (ARANEAE, ARANEIDAE)},
  author={James E. Carico},
  year={1984}
}
A Mecynogea lemniscata (Walek.) female with egg sacs removes her orb web by breaking the peripheral anchoring threads and the upper and lower guying threads attached to the surrounding labyrinth. The collapsed web then loosely surrounds the egg sac string which hangs above the open hub of the formerly intact web. Repeated trips by the spider around this fluffy mass tightly wraps it around the egg sac string. The collapsed orb then becomes an additional layer of silk added to the covering of the… Expand
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