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A new study has found that some spiders munch on pollen from time to time to supplement their diet.
The ultraviolet decorations and intricate patterns of the orb-weaver spider’s web is used to attract food for the common orb-weaver spider.
Discerning males remain faithful...if you are a spider.
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.
The proboscis bat (Rhynchonycteris naso) is native to Central and South America, and it is the only species in its genus. Its other common names include the river bat, the sharp-nosed bat, and the Brazilian long-nosed bat, and in Spanish, it is known as murciélago narizón. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, and it occurs in Brazil, Bolivia, and Trinidad. The proboscis bat prefers a habitat within low lands in southwestern Mexico, half of South America, and throughout Central...
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.