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2008-08-07 15:20:09

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. The findings, published in this week's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, may also explain why social spiders thrive in tropical areas but dwindle with increasing latitude and elevation. "The size of organisms tends to be constrained by a scaling principle scientists call...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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