Dyar's constant

This response submitted by Chris Myers (ChrisM@miamioh.edu) at 10:14 am on 9/12/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: me

Look up Dyar's constant. I think it is 1.7, which means any arthropod that molts grows is 1.7X the lenght it was at a previous molt.

Total spider length is typically determined by:

size at birth
Dyar's constant (if it holds true)
and # of molts

Will you have enough spiders to really compare differences statistically across across species?

What's your driving hypothesis--what do you expect to see.


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