International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 1

Autecological Observations on The Indian Cooperative Spider Stegodyphus Sarasinorum Karsch (Eresidae:Araneae)

Autecological observations on the Indian cooperative spider Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch (Eresidae: Araneae) was undertaken in the Jnana Bharathi Campus of Bangalore University during summer 2010. Nest circumference ranging from 22 cm to 165 cm of 10 interconnected colonies of a population of Stegodyphus sarasinorum was measured. Nest density, sex ratio and interconnectivity between nests were assessed. The colonies showed a sex ratio with 0.24 males for every female. Other species of spiders were also recorded during the present observations.

Author(s): A.S. Jeevan Chakravarthy,M. Jayashankar,S. Ramakrishna

Abstract Full Text PDF