Preliminary isolation of male-inhibitory pheromone of the spider Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae, Lycosidae)
Journal of Chemical Ecology
Compounds with pheromone activity were extracted from male Schizocosa ocreata silk using methanol as the solvent. Behavioral data suggest that these compounds mediate agonistic encounters among male spiders. Preliminary chemical analyses indicate that the pheromones are low-molecular-weight lipids, one being slightly polar, the other nonpolar.
Ayyagari, L. Rao and Tietjen, W. J., "Preliminary isolation of male-inhibitory pheromone of the spider Schizocosa ocreata (Araneae, Lycosidae)" (1987). Faculty Scholarship. 256.