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- Bilde, Trine, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Animal behaviour 2012 v.84 no.4 pp. 907-912
- Araneae; animal behavior; courtship; females; males; prediction; progeny; silk
- ... In many species, condition-dependent secondary sexual traits are important for female choice. In the spider Pisaura mirabilis, males offer females a nuptial gift (prey wrapped in silk) during courtship. Gift construction may involve high costs for males, and those in low condition invest less time and silk in wrapping the prey. We investigated how male condition and gift wrapping affect male repro ...