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Research Article

The Nutritional Content of Prey Affects the Foraging of a Generalist Arthropod Predator

  • Jason M. Schmidt,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

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  • Peter Sebastian,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Shawn M. Wilder,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America

    Current address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Ann L. Rypstra mail

    rypstral@muohio.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Miami University, Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: November 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049223

About the Authors

Jason M. Schmidt, Peter Sebastian, Shawn M. Wilder
Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America
Ann L. Rypstra
Department of Zoology, Miami University, Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rypstral@muohio.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMS PS ALR SMW. Performed the experiments: JMS PS. Analyzed the data: JMS. Wrote the paper: JMS ALR. Provided fly cultures and conducted nutritional analyses: SMW. Extensive editing and review of text: SMW.