Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Feeding and growth of Coelotes atropos (Araneae, Agelenidae) at low temperatures

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1981
Authors:Aitchison, CW
Journal:Journal of Arachnology
Volume:9
Pagination:327-330
Date Published:1981
ISBN Number:0161-8202
Keywords:Abiotic factors, Coelotes atropos (Araneae)., Coelotes atropos [Feeding / / Temperature relationships] [Growth / /, Development, Feeding, Life cycle and development, Physical factors, Temperature minimum] [Temperature / / Feeding & growth relationships].
Abstract:

Feeding by C. atropos decreases sharply at and below 6.degree. C compared to that at 8.degree. C and 10.degree. C. As temperature decreases, each individual requires less energy in terms of calories. No growth occurred below 8.degree. C, suggesting a developmental zero between 6-8.degree. C.

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