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Linking consistent individual differences in web structure and behavior in black widow spiders

Author:
DiRienzo, Nicholas, Montiglio, Pierre-Olivier
Source:
Behavioral ecology 2016 v.27 no.5 pp. 1424-1431
ISSN:
1465-7279
Subject:
Araneae, females, foraging, parasitism, predation, webs
Abstract:
Black widow spiders show consistent differences in web structure and behavior. Some females consistently build webs that are good at foraging and repeatedly attack prey cues, whereas others build webs that provide more protection against predation and parasitism, and do not attack prey cues. Spiders building different webs could maximize different aspects of their fitness, such as foraging success or protection against predation and parasitism. Twitter: @POMontiglio
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