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- Maciejewski, Wes
- Die Naturwissenschaften 2019 v.106 no.5-6 pp. 22
- Araneidae; Bayesian theory; animals; asymmetry; cognition; geometry; ontogeny; predation; webs
- ... Orb-web spiders typically construct their webs with a vertical asymmetry: the hub, or meeting point of the radial threads, is often above the geometric center of the web. Previous explanations for this asymmetry involve differences in up/down running speed and mass, but fail to account adequately for ontogenetic changes in vertical asymmetry. The current article argues that the hub location is det ...