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Spiders Quick to Rebuild in Flood-Ravaged Australia


Environment  (tags: spiders, animals, Australia, flood, water, interesting, crazy, photos, pictures, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1926 days ago - photoblog.msnbc.msn.com
Thousands of spiders have cast eerie webs over vast areas of flood-hit Australia after being forced to seek shelter by the rising waters, Reuters reports. Experts said the spiders may be spinning the sticky webs to help them survive the deluge...



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 5:04 pm
Thanks for the information.
 

Carmen S (617)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 5:39 pm
interesting, thanks Lindsey
 

Constance F (418)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:26 pm
How self-sufficient and smart is that! Kudos to those spiders. Thank you, very interesting.
 

naomi cohen (55)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 6:43 pm
VERY COOL. SPIDERS ARE AMAZING.
 

Debbie J (115)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:03 pm
Amazing little survivors.
 

Mary T (178)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 8:19 pm
Just goes to show you that spiders are smarter then some humans.
 

Michael M (60)
Tuesday March 13, 2012, 11:07 pm
Some notes on spiders:
Those who hunt, use cover to hide their approach.
Those who weave a web approach caught prey differentially! this means if a wasp gets tangled, they approach with extreme caution and dart, or use other careful methods. If a moth or inoffensive fly is webbed, they just stroll in and let 'er rip.
Point?

Cognition. Strategy in hunting and differential recognition clearly show they are NOT automata. So send in the rescue copters! Don't waste time looking for alien intelligence when it's busting out all over earth. Support your local spiders - but check under the toilet seat for redbacks, & don't go barefoot kickin' funnel webs..
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:50 am
Send the light. Send the light. Send the light.
 

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:03 am
Amazing!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 11:59 am
Interesting!
 

Lisa N (765)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
Animals are amazing!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 1:41 pm
WowWow... Amazing Animals really are :-))

red ab. this one at the local news... Interesting this is! TY for sharing, Lindsey.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 2:00 pm
wow
 

h masih (45)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 2:19 pm
There is alot to be learned by watching animals.
 

Veronica C (29)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 8:29 pm
Amazing, but I'm itchy now!!
 

Susanne R (237)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 8:30 pm
Insects seem to know instinctively how to survive. They evolve so quickly to overcome any challenges that nature or man may bring upon them. Some of them may be real pests, but they certainly are interesting.
 

MmAway M (493)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 5:21 am
Yes Veronica...I have the unnerving skin itch myself from that photo!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 6:19 am
Interesting story.
 

David C (242)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 3:33 pm
cool!
 

Carol C (97)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 5:19 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday March 16, 2012, 10:13 am
You often see this in the woods too during periods of very wet weather, but of course never on this scale. They really are remarkable and wolf spiders are one of the most intelligent creatures when it comes to coping with natural disasters. The moisture causes all types of biting insects to hatch which serve as food for the spiders. Spiders are beneficial in controlling these. Anyone who has ever allowed a spider to live near their sink will agree on how smart and tame they are. They come out to drink after you've used the faucet and become so accustomed to you over time that they go to the faucet when they simply see you enter the room. They really are amazing.
 

Ruth C (95)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 4:40 pm
Amazing, just amazing!
 
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