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2014-08-21 07:17:10

Living in the city can have its benefits – especially if you’re an arachnid, according to new research reporting that some types of spiders grow larger and have increased reproductive capabilities in urban areas.

Cyclosa Spider Hunts With Decoys
2012-12-20 20:08:07

While salt licks may be one intelligent ploy by man to attract deer for hunting, its got nothing on the method used by one Amazonian arachnid.

Discerning Males Remain Faithful
2012-04-25 04:50:54

Discerning males remain faithful...if you are a spider.

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2012-03-14 15:20:33

According to new research published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, spiders do not stick to their own webs because of the way they move.

2011-07-06 06:19:04

Young house spiders weave webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they reach old age their webs deteriorate, showing gaping holes and erratic weaving.

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2011-07-05 08:16:05

Young house spiders weave webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they reach old age their webs deteriorate, showing gaping holes and erratic weaving.

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2011-05-31 09:01:09

Decorative white silk crosses are an ingenious tactic used by orb-weaving spiders to protect their webs from damage, a new study from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

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2010-12-06 06:35:00

Studying spider silk, NSF-supported researchers learn about the properties of this sticky material, and their findings could lead to new bio-adhesives and glues that work under water.

2006-06-22 11:30:00

A tiny piece of spider web, frozen in a drip of tree sap 110 million years ago, shows spiders that wove perfect orb webs evolved much earlier than had been believed, scientists reported on Thursday.


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2009-05-02 19:18:35

The Leaf Curling Spider (Phonognatha graeffei) is a species of spider that is found in Australia. It is commonly found in urban areas in the northeastern, eastern and southern states. The spider is commonly found in open woodland and forest habitats as well as urban and suburban gardens. The adult female is about 0.45 inches while the male is about half the size of the female (about .025 inches). Both male and female are similar in appearance. The legs and body are reddish-brown and there...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.