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Behavioural and molecular evidence for selective immigration and group regulation in the social huntsman spider, Delena cancerides

Yip, Eric; Rowell, David M; Rayor, Linda

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Movement among social groups interacts with the costs and benefits of group-living in complex ways. Unlike most other social spiders, the social huntsman spider, Delena cancerides, appears to enter foreign colonies, discriminates kin from non-kin, and has very limited dispersal options because their bark retreats are rare, making this species an interesting model organism with which to examine the role of inter-colony movement on group-living. We examined movement among field colonies of D....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63210
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01904.x

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