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Remote monitoring of vibrational information in spider webs

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Spiders are fascinating model species to study information-acquisition strategies, with the web acting as an extension of the animal’s body. Here, we compare the strategies of two orb-weaving spiders that acquire information through vibrations transmitted and filtered in the web. Whereas Araneus diadematus monitors web vibration directly on the web, Zygiella x-notata uses a signal thread to remotely monitor web vibration from a retreat, which gives added protection. We assess the implications...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00114-018-1561-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Engineering Science
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
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Science of Nature Journal website
Volume:
105
Issue:
5
Pages:
Article: 37
Publication date:
2018-05-22
Acceptance date:
2018-05-06
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EISSN:
1432-1904
ISSN:
0028-1042
Pubs id:
pubs:846445
URN:
uri:fa3f0700-d00e-4f66-8b76-9dc514792156
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uuid:fa3f0700-d00e-4f66-8b76-9dc514792156
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pubs:846445

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