Web characteristics determine niche partitioning for orb-web spiders (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in Malaysia

@article{MUHAMMADNASIR2017WebCD,
  title={Web characteristics determine niche partitioning for orb-web spiders (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in Malaysia},
  author={Dzulhelmi MUHAMMAD NASIR and Thary Gazi Goh and Asraf Bakri and Faszly Rahim and Zulqarnain Mohamed and Norma-Rashid Yusoff},
  journal={Oriental Insects},
  year={2017},
  volume={51},
  pages={262 - 275}
}
Abstract Orb-web building spiders choose quality microhabitat to optimise foraging success. In this study, web-site selection of 12 tetragnathid species was investigated to determine its influence on the web characteristics. The two most significant variables were web size and the web height from ground (web-site). Statistical analyses showed that some tetragnathid species that coexist within the same habitat had very little clustering in terms of web characteristics, while other species showed… 
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