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Biologists find surprising variability in courtship behaviors of wolf spiders

Added: 22.03.2017 19:56 | 1 views | 0 comments

Studies of wolf spiders found that courtship displays help preserve genetic isolation between closely related species. Another study found that the species Gladicosa bellamyi used multi-modal communication to entice females.

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Spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Added: 21.03.2017 9:12 | 1 views | 0 comments

Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

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Hungry Spiders | Video

Added: 15.03.2017 15:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

Scientists have found that spiders take down 400 to 800 metric tons of prey a year, mostly insects and springtails.


Spiders Eat Up to 880 Million Tons of Insects Each Year

Added: 15.03.2017 14:48 | 1 views | 0 comments

Hug a spider. They eat up to 880 million tons of insects each year.

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Spiders, Blood And Roaches, Oh My, What Else Do Scientists Bring When They Fly?

Added: 15.03.2017 11:37 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Spiders top the global predator charts

Added: 15.03.2017 11:14 | 1 views | 0 comments

The world's spiders consume between 400 million and 800 million tonnes of primarily insect prey every year, say scientists.


Spiders eat astronomical numbers of insects

Added: 14.03.2017 22:04 | 3 views | 0 comments

A new study reveals some stunning estimates about how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and other invertebrates. These eight-legged carnivores play an important role to keep countless insect pests in check.

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