Web-building behaviour in the orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata: influence of experience

@article{Venner2000WebbuildingBI,
  title={Web-building behaviour in the orb-weaving spider Zygiella x-notata: influence of experience},
  author={Samuel Venner and Alain Pasquet and Raymond Leborgne},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2000},
  volume={59},
  pages={603-611}
}
Zygiella x-notata is an orb-weaving spider that often renews its trap daily. Web building has associated costs and benefits, and building successive webs may have consequences for lifetime reproductive success. In the laboratory, we tested the ability of Z. x-notata to modify its building behaviour in response to various stages in predation (prey detection, capture and ingestion) experienced with a previous web. We determined which stages provided information for the spiders. Spiders that… Expand
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