Samantha Straus

Samantha Straus

Oct 05, 2016

Group 6 Copy 62
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Sociality in spiders is extremely rare, but it has evolved several times. This begs the question: why be social? I aim to answer this by using social spiders found in Ecuador. I will determine the benefits and costs of sociality by measuring prey capture rates and parasite loads for four different species with varying levels of sociality. As social beings ourselves, we can understand social behaviour and cooperation by studying these unique spiders.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Go West, young man: in search of the A00 haplogroup among peoples of Western Cameroon

    Welcome to our citizen-science research project on haplogroup A00 in Cameroon! Having successfully sampled the...

    Using Nanoparticles to Activate Immune Cells to Fight Tumors

    Our lab is developing a new cancer treatment which utilizes the patients own immune system to fight and kill...

    Backer Badge Funded