Abstract

Giant crab spiders of the genus Olios are distributed in the same rain forest microhabitats as preadult Eleutherodactylus coqui . The ability of these spiders to capture E. coqui of different sizes was investigated by offering frogs, suspended by threads to crab spiders in the field. Results indicate that survival of frogs is dependent on their size and that larger frogs survive encounters with spiders more often than smaller frogs because the larger individuals are able to escape after capture by kicking free of the spiders.

Publication Date

1981

Comments

ISSN:0018-0831 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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