Differential allocation in a gift-giving spider: males adjust their reproductive investment in response to female condition

Published: 6 July 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/d28nn8gvyr.1
Diego Solano-Brenes,


Do males of a exogen gif giving spider could adjust their reproductive investment according to the female body condition? Here we provided experimental support that males of Paratrechalea ornata (Araneae:Trechaleidae) adjust their investment in nuptial gift, pre copulatory courtship and copulatory courtship, according to the female body condition. Males increased their investment when couple with females in good body condition. Here we provided the script with the statistical analyses and the data frames needed to run the script.