Unfreezing the behaviour of two orb spiders

@article{Zschokke1995UnfreezingTB,
  title={Unfreezing the behaviour of two orb spiders},
  author={Samuel Zschokke and Fritz Vollrath},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1995},
  volume={58},
  pages={1167-1173}
}
Spider's webs reflect the builders behaviour pattern; yet there are aspects of the construction behaviour that cannot be "read" from the geometry of the finished web alone. Using computerised image analysis we developed an automatic surveillance method to track a spider's path during web-building. Thus we collected data on two orb-weaving spiders--the cribellate Uloborus walckenaerius and the ecribellate Araneus diadematus--for web geometry, movement pattern and time allocation. Representatives… CONTINUE READING
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