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Do cave orb spiders show unique behavioural adaptations to subterranean life? A review of the evidence

Abstract:

Interest for subterranean biology has risen sharply in recent years due to the simplicity of the cave environment. However, most studies have focussed on morphology with few studies looking at behaviour. The cave orb spiders show some unique behavioural adaptations compared to other orb spiders, including rudimentary orb webs, off-web foraging and a complex life cycle with a surface phase. Here, we compare these behavioural adaptations in the European Meta menardi and Meta bourneti to similar...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/1568539X-00003564

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
156
Issue:
10
Pages:
969-996
Publication date:
2019-07-12
Acceptance date:
2019-05-21
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EISSN:
1568-539X
ISSN:
0005-7959
Source identifiers:
1000005
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pubs:1000005
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uuid:5f160511-2477-4e48-885b-cde359130b26
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pubs:1000005
Deposit date:
2019-05-21

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