The effect of age on encounters between male crab spiders

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Helen H. Hu ; Douglass H. Morse (2004)
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology, volume 15, issue 5 September, pages 883-888
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/arh114
  • Subject: age; crab spider; male contest; Misumena; size

In males that compete aggressively for females, size and age may determine which males obtain access to these females. In the present study, we use the crab spider, Misumena vatia, a species with males that do not grow after becoming sexually mature adults, to test the ... View more
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