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Comparison of the capture efficiency, prey processing, and nutrient extraction in a generalist and a specialist spider predator


GARCIA HERNANDEZ Luis Fernando VIERA Carmen PEKÁR Stanislav

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source SCIENCE OF NATURE
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Faculty of Science

Keywords Araneae; specialist;prey
Description Predators are traditionally classified as generalists and specialists based on the presence of adaptations that increase efficiency of prey capture and consumption and selection of particular prey types. Nevertheless, empirical evidence comparing foraging efficiency between generalist and specialist carnivores is scarce. We compared the prey-capture and feeding efficiency in a generalist and a specialist (araneophagous) spider predator.
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