Exclusive: Spider’s personalities determine their job performance

June 18, 2014 12:31 AM

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Exclusive: Spider’s personalities determine their job performance

The social spider Anelosimus studiosus performs jobs within the colony based on its distinct personality, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.

The following is an interview with study coauthor Colin Wright, a graduate student in Pitt’s behavioral ecology program. He spoke about how spiders determine which jobs are given to which spiders. You can read more here.

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