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- Bilde, Trine, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Naturwissenschaften 2012 v.99 no.12 pp. 1021-1030
- Araneae; aggression; females; genetic techniques and protocols; kin selection; new combination; Indonesia
- ... Cooperation and group living often evolves through kin selection. However, associations between unrelated organisms, such as different species, can evolve if both parties benefit from the interaction. Group living is rare in spiders, but occurs in cooperative, permanently social spiders, as well as in territorial, colonial spiders. Mixed species spider colonies, involving closely related species, ...
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- Naturwissenschaften 2013 v.100 no.11 pp. 1031-1040
- Anelosimus; arthropods; brood rearing; environmental factors; foraging; geographical distribution; habitats; latitude; rain; regression analysis; social structure
- ... Latitude, rainfall, and productivity have been shown to influence social organisation and level of sociality in arthropods on large geographic scales. Social spiders form permanent group-living societies where they cooperate in brood care, web maintenance, and foraging. Sociality has evolved independently in a number of unrelated spider genera and may reflect convergent evolutionary responses to c ...