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Study of maternal care in some spiders of Satlasana, North Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Central Laboratory, Dudheswar waterworks, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Gujarat, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 10, Issue (4), Pages 18-23, November,10 (2021)


Adaptation is the most important part of evolution. This Behavioral and evolutionary strategy of female spiders in form of maternal care to raise their offspring in some spiders of various families was studied from 2017 to 2018. Study and observations of spiders were done in the maternal care exhibited by female spiders of families i.e. Araneidae, Eresidae, Lycosidae, Pholcidae, Sparassidae, and Theridiidae. The results of the maternal care study showed that behavioral and caring patterns varied from species to species.


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