|Site location. Click to enlarge.|
|Sample site, Hutchinson Hall on right.|
|The fallen cone microhabitat, with |
|Female Tachygyna ursina (left)|
and T. vancouverana (right)
Interestingly, I found no spiders in the cones I tapped in the middle of the plot. All spiders came from cones lying within a few inches of the building or the tennis court wall. Was this random chance, or was it due to differences between the "inner" and "edge" cones in microclimate or predation pressure or some other factor?
|Another view of the sample site.|