Vibratory signals and prey capture in orb-weaving spiders (Zygiella x-notata, Nephila clavipes; Araneidae)

@article{Klrner2004VibratorySA,
  title={Vibratory signals and prey capture in orb-weaving spiders (Zygiella x-notata, Nephila clavipes; Araneidae)},
  author={Diemut Kl{\"a}rner and Friedrich G. Barth},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={148},
  pages={445-455}
}
SummaryPrey catching behavior in most spiders is dominated by vibratory signals generated by prey animals. We have studied the release of the predatory behavior in two orb weavers,Zygiella x-notata andNephila clavipes (Araneidae) and measured threshold curves by applying sinusoidal stimuli to the webs (Fig. 1).1.Resting position: WhileZygiella mostly stays in its retreat with one or both of its 1st legs on the end of the signal thread,Nephila sits in the hub of its orb web with its prosoma… Expand

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