International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

Biological studies on the true spider, artema atlanta walckenaer, 1837 (Araneida: Pholcidae) when fed on different prey species


Hesham SK Ahmed

Biological aspects of the spider species, Artema Atlanta Walckenaer, 1837 was studied at constant conditions in laboratory (25±2°C and 60-70% R.H.) when fed on four prey. Larva of the vinegar fly, Dorsophila melanogaster and the fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.were introduced to the first and second spiderlings, stored grain worm moth, Ephestia kuehniella and the vinegar fly, Dorsophila melanogaster introduced to the third and fourth spiderlings and house flies, Musca domestica, stored grain worm moth, Ephestia kuehniella and the vinegar fly, Dorsophila melanogaster introduced to the fifth and sixth spiderlings. Incubation period averaged 11.5 ± 1.20 days. The pre- oviposition period was 19.81 days before laying eggs, while the oviposition period averaged 32.8 ± 3.77days; the post- oviposition period averaged 134.9 ± 3.72 days.
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How to cite this article:
Hesham SK Ahmed. Biological studies on the true spider, artema atlanta walckenaer, 1837 (Araneida: Pholcidae) when fed on different prey species. International Journal of Zoology Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 12-14
International Journal of Zoology Studies