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Cartwheels In The Sand: Amazing Movements Of The Flic-Flac Spider
2014-05-06 07:56:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the human world, cartwheeling is a fun activity for many children and is a popular routine for Olympic gymnasts. It’s unlikely, however, that you would see a person using the cartwheel technique to escape danger. But in the natural world, one species of animal has been found to use cartwheels as an escape mechanism in its desert environment. The animal is a new species of spider called Cebrennus rechenbergi, or the flic-flac...


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