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New Evidence Pegs Semi-Aquatic Spiders As Fish-Eating Predators
2014-06-19 09:02:09

A new study, published in the academic journal PLOS ONE, from zoologists in Switzerland and Australia, state that spiders all over the world not only prey on insects, but they also feed on fish.

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2008-08-02 12:30:00

Research shows how insects use trapped oxygen to breathe underwater.


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2009-07-03 19:32:32

The Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) is an ordinary household jumping spider. In the same vein as other jumping spiders, this spider does not build a web. Four pairs of large eyes allow the Zebra spider to quickly locate prey, pounce, and hunt. It has been noted and observed by humans that the Zebra spider is considered curious and cat-like while hunting. This spider seems to be aware of its audience and the spider responds to his audience by lifting his head and studying its observers....

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2009-06-26 17:54:54

The Fishing Spider (Thalassius albocinctus) is a species of arachnid found in tropical Asia from India to the Philippines. It gets its name from the habit it has of catching small fish. It is found near water. This spider is easily identifiable by the presence of a black, glossy, broad band and white lateral band that runs along the cephalothorax (conjoined head and thorax) and abdomen. It has long yellow-brown legs. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-06-26 17:51:17

The Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) is a species of spider found in Europe. This is the largest raft spider found in Great Britain. Raft spiders are found in or near damp places. It is more commonly found among acidic bogs, rather than unpolluted waters. They will glide across water and submerge themselves for a short time to protect themselves from predators. The adult female is 0.86 inches long with a leg span of nearly 2.75 inches. It is dark brown to black in color with a large...

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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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