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News stories tagged with "arachnids"

Natural Selections: Daddy Long Legs

This familiar household "spider" is not a spider, but an ancient near relative in the arachnid family. Martha Foley and Curt stager discuss its characteristics, and how it differs from other creepy crawlies.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: More on Spider Webs

There are a great variety of spider webs other than the traditional circle. Some spiders create webs that they drop on prey; one creates an attractive perch wire for gnats that it then reels in. And some spiders pretend to be caught in webs, in order to prey on their makers. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss the hunting techniques of arachnids.  Go to full article

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