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Mazda Recalls Nearly 66,000 Cars Because Of... Yellow Sac Spiders?
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, unusual, cars, spiders, safety )

Carrie
- 2696 days ago - blogs.wsj.com
Mazda is recalling certain Mazda6 sedans from the 2009 and 2010 model years to clean the cobwebs out of their fuel systems
Plants and Spiders 'Compete for the Same Food Supply'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, plants, spiders, food )

Cher
- 2992 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A study has shown how two species from different taxonomic kingdoms - animal and plant - compete for the same food.
New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune in Israel
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, new species, endangered habitat, sand dune, Sands of Samar, Cerbalus genus, destruction )

Robyn
- 3052 days ago - blogs.nationalgeographic.com
A new species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel, scientists from from the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said this week.
New Spider Species Discovered - Largest in the Middle East
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, discovery, environment, protection )

Cher
- 3112 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in Israel, amongst the sand dunes of the Sands of Samar, by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. However its habitat is endangered.
Female Spiders Eat Their Mates, But Not for Food
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, mating, environment, protection )

Cher
- 3136 days ago - ecoworldly.com
It's been a long-standing joke that female spiders eat their partners after mating because of ttes, hat tongue-in-cheek expression that females devour males. But while species like the black widow and the wolf spider do in fact resort to cannibalism
London Pet Shop Owner 'Tried to Smuggle 1000 Spiders'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, smuggling, environment )

Cher
- 3172 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Brazilian police hold man after spiders found in his suitcases at airport
New 'Giant' Golden Orb Spider Discovered in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, discovered, South Africa, environment, wildlife )

Cher
- 3195 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
We already know of, and have identified, some 41,000 spider species worldwide, and about 400-500 new species are described every year. However for some well-known groups, such as the giant golden orb weavers, Nephila, the last new species dates from the
World's First Vegetarian Spider Discovered in Central America
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, vegetarian, Central America, discovery )

Cher
- 3203 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world, all of which are thought to be predators that feed on insects or other animals. Now, scientists have found that a small Central American jumping spider has a uniquely different diet: the
Spiders V Conkers -- Are Arachnids Really Scared of Horse Chestnuts?
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, conkers, fear, frightened, studies )

Simone
- 3212 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
With an autumn invasion of spiders imminent, one of Britain's most prestigious academic institutions has decided to get to the bottom of an age old mystery: are they really scared of conkers?
Army of Spiders on the March in UK Homes Thanks to Warmer Weather
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, english homes, warmer weather, populations )

Simone
- 3220 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
If you're not a fan of our eight-legged friends, look away now - it's the news that will have arachnaphobics quaking with fear. We may not have seen the promised 'barbecue summer', but the past year's weather could make this a bumper season for some
Spider in the Bath? Catch It, Don't Kill It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, spiders, insects, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 3221 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Insect expert Dale Harrison gives her advice about the best way to catch a spider, as warm weather increases the number of insects in Britain.
The Spiders That Decorate Their Own Web
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, animals, off-beat, spiders )

Taliesyn
- 3225 days ago - scienceray.com
To give them their proper name, stabilimenta are quite literally web decorations. Some spiders, once their webs are complete, choose to further enhance them. Strange but true!
Scary Ancient Spiders Revealed in 3-D Models, Thanks to New Imaging Technique
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, Cryptomartus hindi, unusual, Eophrynus prestivicii, fossil, Carboniferous period )

Karen
- 3272 days ago - eurekalert.org
Early relatives of spiders that lived around 300 million years ago are revealed in new three-dimensional models, in research published today in the journal Biology Letters Scientists at Imperial College London have created detailed 3D ...
Spider Builds Life-Sized Replicas of Itself to Escape Predators
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, life style decoys, predators, survival, clever )

Simone
- 3301 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A species of spider has proved the ultimate escape artist by building full-sized decoys of itself to distract predators. It could help explain why many arachnids decorate their nests with bizarre ornaments such as prey remains, despite this making their
Spider Woos Mate With Shiny Gifts
Offbeat  (tags: spiders, mating, gifts, environment, interesting, wildlife )

Cher
- 3333 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
As every lothario knows, women cannot resist being given something precious and beautifully wrapped, and according to scientists that trick extends to the world of spiders.
 

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