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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Semiárido - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2013
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: WENSELEERS, T.
BACON, J. P.
ALVES, D. A.
COUVILLON, M. J.
KARCHER, M.
NASCIMENTO, F. S.
NOGUEIRA NETO, P.
RIBEIRO, M. de F.
ROBINSON, E. J. H.
TOFILSKI, A.
RATNIEKS, F. W.
Additional Information: TOM WENSELEERS, University of Leuven; JONATHAN P. BACON, University of Sussex; DENISE A. ALVES, USP; MARGARET J. COUVILLON, University of Sussex; MARTIN KARCHER, University of Sussex; FABIO S. NASCIMENTO, USP; PAULO NOGUEIRA NETO, USP; MARCIA DE FATIMA RIBEIRO, CPATSA; ELVA J. H. ROBINSON, University of York; ADAM TOFILSKI, Agricultural University Krakow, Poland; FRANCIS L. W. RATNIEKS, University of Sussex.
Title: Bourgeois behavior and freeloading in the colonial orb web spider Parawixia bistriata (Araneae, Araneidae).
Publisher: American Naturalist, v. 182, n. 1, p. 120-129, jul. 2013.
Language: en
Keywords: Parawixia bistriata
Ecologia e sociabilidade.
Description: Spiders of the tropical American colonial orb weaver Parawixia bistriata form a communal bivouac in daytime. At sunset, they leave the bivouac and construct individual, defended webs within a large, communally built scaffolding of permanent, thick silk lines between trees and bushes. Once spiders started building a web, they repelled other spiders walking on nearby scaffolding with a bounce behavior. In nearly all cases (93%), this resulted in the intruder leaving without a fight, akin to the bourgeois strategy, in which residents win and intruders retreat without escalated contests. However, a few spiders (6.5%) did not build a web due to lack of available space.Webless spiders were less likely to leave when bounced (only 42% left) and instead attempted to freeload, awaiting the capture of prey items in nearby webs. Our simple model shows that webless spiders should change their strategy from bourgeois to freeloading satellite as potential web sites become increasingly occupied.
Thesagro: Ecologia
Colônia.
NAL Thesaurus: Ecology
Data Created: 2013-06-04
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPATSA)

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