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Preferential prey sharing among kin not found in the social huntsman spider, Delena cancerides (Araneae: Sparassidae)

Auletta, Anthony; Rayor, Linda


Although the benefits of group foraging are important for evolution of sociality in spiders, the factors that influence group-level benefits of prey sharing in social spiders are still poorly understood. In the unusual transitional social spider Delena cancerides Walckenaer 1837 (Sparassidae), prey sharing almost certainly occurs occasionally among non-kin in the wild, and so we tested the effects of kin relationships and familiarity on the amount of prey consumed in this species. To determine...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Arachnology
DOI: 10.1636/CHi10-87.1


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