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Samantha Straus

Samantha Straus

Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

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Thank you!
Nov 02, 2016
Why be social? The costs and benefits of sociality in spiders
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My favorite: Gasteracantha AKA the spiny orb weaver Least favorite: probably Nephila - they are awesome and beautiful, but HUGE and they like to build their large, strong webs over trails
Nov 02, 2016
Why be social? The costs and benefits of sociality in spiders
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Thanks for your contribution!
Nov 02, 2016
Why be social? The costs and benefits of sociality in spiders
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Yes, I do! At our study site during the 2016 field season, we easily located our goal of 30 colonies within the span of two days. We even encountered other colonies during the course of the season that we didn't need to use.
Oct 11, 2016
Why be social? The costs and benefits of sociality in spiders
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