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:C. W. Aitchison
Journal:Journal of Arachnology
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].

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

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