Status: 

Completed

Title

Phrynus habitat selection
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata170

Data set ID: 

170

Abstract: 

This data set comprises a single data file, which contains data on the abundance and distribution of the whipspider Phrynus longipes on the Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot in July 2001.

Dates
Date Range: 
2011-07-14 00:00:00
People

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Name: Laura Weiss Role: Associated Researcher
Methodology

Methods: 

Forty plots of 3 m radius were established within the LFDP with a minimum of 60 m between plots. Each plot was visited four times from 5-26 July 2001, between 20:00 and 02:00 h. A minimum of 3 days was allowed between samples at the same plot. For a minimum of 15 minutes at each point, all habitats were searched for P. longipes without disturbing rocks or dead wood. Substrate (e.g., tree trunk, rock, leaf litter) and distance to the nearest major horizontal surface were recorded for each individual. Using dial calipers, individuals were measured to the nearest mm from the tip of the abdomen to the front of the cephalothorax. In addition, the distance was measured from each individual to the nearest horizontal surface.

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Short-Term