Plant architectural traits influence residence time of a specialist jumping spider

Plant architectural traits influence residence time of a specialist jumping spider The patch residence time of spiders has long been attributed to prey availability. We provide empirical evidence that plant architecture determines the residence time of a bromeliad-living spider. The residence time of spiders was longer on rosette-shaped plants. Males left their host plant faster than females, likely due to their mate-searching activity. We demonstrate that plant architectural traits mediate the patch-leaving tendency of specialist spiders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Ethology Springer Journals

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Springer Japan
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Japan Ethological Society and Springer Japan
Subject
Life Sciences; Zoology; Behavioral Sciences; Animal Ecology; Evolutionary Biology
ISSN
0289-0771
eISSN
1439-5444
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10164-017-0520-1
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