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The effect of wind exposure on the web characteristics of a tetragnathid orb spider

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Studies on spiders in their natural habitats are necessary for determining the full range of plasticity in their web-building behaviour. Plasticity in web design is hypothesised to be important for spiders building in habitats where environmental conditions cause considerable web damage. Here we compared web characteristics of the orb spider Metellina mengei (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in two different forest habitats differing in their wind exposure. We found a notable lack of differences ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10905-017-9618-0

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University of Oxford
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ContEd
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Continuing Education
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Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
Publisher:
Springer US
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Journal of Insect Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
3
Pages:
273–286
Publication date:
2017-05-18
Acceptance date:
2017-04-24
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1572-8889
ISSN:
0892-7553
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uuid:6ba480a3-1365-4a8e-ad17-b3a955741d2d
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2017-05-09

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