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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/214799
Description: Bright colours often communicate important information between conspecifics. In sexually dichromatic species where males exhibit bright colours, two hypotheses are often invoked to explain the functio ... More
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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/216079
Description: A reduced predation risk is considered to be a major adaptive advantage of sociality. While most studies are concerned with non-predatory prey species, group-living predators are likely to face simila ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/280271
Description: During courtship, individuals transfer information about identity, mating status and quality. However, male web-building spiders face a significant problem: how to begin courting female spiders withou ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/229194
Description: Theory suggests that aposematism, specifically the learned avoidance of unprofitable prey via memorable color patterns, should result in selection for pattern uniformity. However, many examples to the ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/279903
Description: Web-building spiders are important models for sexual selection. While our understanding of post-copulatory mechanisms including sperm competition and cryptic female choice is considerable, our knowled ... More
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Date: 2013
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/286653
Description: 11 page(s)
Date: 2012
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/205119
Description: Contests among individuals over mating opportunities are common across diverse taxa, yet physical conflict is relatively rare. Due to the potentially fatal consequences of physical fighting, most anim ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/162109
Description: Orb web spiders sit at the centre of their approximately circular webs when waiting for prey and so face many of the same challenges as central-place foragers. Prey value decreases with distance from ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/180682
Description: Sit-and-wait predators have evolved several traits that increase the probability of encountering prey, including lures that attract prey. Although most crab spiders (Thomisidae) are known by their abi ... More
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Date: 2012
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/174432
Description: Conspicuous displays of color comprise an enormously diverse and functionally complex class of biological signals. Many of these displays are widely publicized as resulting from chemical colorants kno ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/134561
Description: Scramble competition polygyny is expected when females and/or resources are widely dispersed and not easily monopolized by males, or when there is an abundance of mates during an extremely restricted ... More
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Date: 2011
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/132215
Description: Spiders are well known as prolific and efficient predators that overwhelm their prey with potent toxins or strong silks. The deployment of cunning tactics to lure and deceive their prey is less apprec ... More
Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/162106
Description: Spider silks exhibit remarkable properties, surpassing most natural and synthetic materials in both strength and toughness. Orb-web spider dragline silk is the focus of intense research by material sc ... More
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Date: 2011
Subject Keyword: 060800 Zoology
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/132209
Description: The introductory chapter has been written especially for readers unfamiliar with the finer details of spider systematics, terminology and biology. The introduction is by no means intended to be a comp ... More
Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/162254
Description: Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain the evolution of inaccurate mimicry. Here we investigated the novel hypothesis that inaccurate mimicry (in color and shape) is maintained by opposin ... More
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