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Keywords: colour contrast
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (15): 2806–2812.
Published: 1 August 2013
... be equally important for female mate choice. Here, we used data on photoreceptors and environmental light to assess body conspicuousness and the colour contrast of courtship signals for stickleback populations living in a range of waters, from clear (mesotrophic) to red light shifted (dystrophic...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (12): 1832–1839.
Published: 15 June 2009
... colour contrasts of both prey-remain and egg-sac decorations against spiders viewed by bird(blue tits) and hymenopteran (e.g. wasps) predators as well as hymenopteran(bees) prey, we showed that C. mulmeinensis spiders on webs with egg-sac decorations were invisible to both hymenopteran prey and predators...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (17): 3233–3247.
Published: 1 September 2005
... ways. (1) Three groups of bees are each trained with a different pair of convex shapes, one positive (rewarding), the other not (negative), producing colour contrast, luminance contrast or motion contrast against the background. The trained bees are then offered a choice between pairs of stimuli whose...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (15): 2631–2637.
Published: 1 July 2004
... compared the prey interception rates and colour contrasts of the typical and melanic morphs of the giant wood spider, Nephila pilipes . Results of the field study showed that the typical morph caught significantly more insects than the melanic morph. Colour contrasts calculated from spectral reflectances...