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- Johnson, J. Chadwick; Kitchen, Kathryn; Andrade, Maydianne C.B.
- Ethology 2010 v.116 no.8 pp. 770-777
- Gryllidae, etc ; African Americans; Latrodectus hesperus; Latrodectus mactans; cannibalism; eggs; foraging; genes; maternal effect; predation; prediction; progeny; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Adaptive foraging tactics are shaped by genes, the environment and gene-environment interactions. Because of relatively high levels of agonism toward conspecifics, spiders have been a popular focus for behavioral-ecological examinations of conspecific predation, or cannibalism. Surprisingly, studies examining the underlying, proximate assumption that cannibalism in spiders is a heritable trait sha ...