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A team of researchers has found aggressive spiders are better at killing prey and defending the colony, while docile spiders excel at caring for the baby spiders.
The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, University of British Columbia zoologists have found.
Theridiidae is a family that contains over 2,200 species of cobweb spiders, also known as tangle-web spiders or comb-footed spiders, which can be found throughout the world. This species received its common names from its tendency to build three dimensional, sticky webs and from the comb of serrated bristles on the fourth leg. It is thought that this family is the only to hold a high diversity of web types, including gumfooted webs, which are highly similar to those produced by spiders in the...
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