Reply To: PT 52, Section 4

August 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm #2453

Lines 51 and following –

“…she predicts that the markedly different levels of competition for web sites in the two habitats will affect the spiders’ willingness to engage in escalated fighting.”

Territory in the grassland is more valuable, because 88% of it (100-12; line 55) is unusable, so they’re more willing to engage in escalated fighting, as opposed to the riparian habitat, where you can basically throw down your web anywhere you want (or at least 90% of anywhere you want, per line 58).