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Spider Glue Used For Two Types Of Webs
2012-10-03 10:56:13

Researchers from the University of Akron have discovered that the common house spider performs an uncommon feat in order to catch different types of prey more efficiently: It crafts one glue into two different adhesive strengths, firm and weak.


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2009-05-02 15:07:42

The Barn Funnel Weaver Spider (Tegenaria domestica) also known as the Lesser House Spider, the Common House Spider, or the Domestic House Spider, is a species of arachnid that is commonly found in Europe and the United States. It is thought to have been introduced to the Americas by British colonists who have unknowingly provided passage across the Atlantic. The female can attain a length of 3 to 4 inches, while the male is smaller at 2 to 3 inches. The male has longer legs (up to 1 inch)...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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