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1 December 2005 FOOD STORAGE BY A WANDERING GROUND SPIDER (ARANEAE, AMMOXENIDAE, AMMOXENUS)
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Members of genus Ammoxenus are known predators of harvester termites (Hodotermes mossambicus). An A. amphalodes female was observed catching and paralyzing a termite in the field. The paralyzed termite was deposited in a silk sac with other paralyzed termites. This confirms that Ammoxenus spp. use different methods of catching and utilizing prey. Termites are either killed and fed upon or paralyzed and stored for feeding at a later time.
Ansie S. Dippenaar-Schoeman and Rupert Harris "FOOD STORAGE BY A WANDERING GROUND SPIDER (ARANEAE, AMMOXENIDAE, AMMOXENUS)," The Journal of Arachnology 33(3), (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202(2005)033[0850:FSBAWG]2.0.CO;2
Received: 1 June 2000; Accepted: ; Published: 1 December 2005
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