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How Spiders Keep the Peace


Science & Tech  (tags: Brazil, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, science, spiders )

Dan
- 424 days ago - news.sciencemag.org
A large web spider in Brazil knows that fighting is never the answer: they share their snagged prey with hungry webless spiders because defending their meal isn't worth a fight to the death. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.



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Sam E M. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:44 am
Amazing. Something to be learnt there from the humble spider. :)
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:14 am
Fascinating stuff! Thanks Dan
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:51 am
Thank you Dan! I love spiders! They often get stuck in my bathtub and they're a bit shy so is difficult save them, once I went to school late because of one. I don't have photos of cats on my phone but of spiders I find anywhere lol
 

Amanda Ashworth (2)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:32 am
Like it. Thank you.
 

Katie K. (70)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:12 pm
Spiders are our friends. They eat the bad bugs.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:13 pm
Interesting, thanks.
 

caroline s. (79)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:43 pm
I know they are amazing, fascinating etc... But, sorry, spiders are not my friends at all....:-(((
 

Janet G. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Monday June 24, 2013, 3:52 pm
Interesting article. Thanks.
 

Day R. (8)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:34 pm
We should learn from them...
^..^
 

Dale O. (193)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:06 pm
Intriguing, spider neighbourhood food parties...in an indirect way. Wonder if they do potluck?
 

Darren Woolsey (61)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:00 pm
I think it's fascinating to watch these tiny creatures in close-up.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:04 am
Interesting - Thanks
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:32 am
A lesson we humans need to learn. Insect are fascinating creatures.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:36 am
That is wisdom that comes from God!
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:01 pm
Spiders thrive by consuming and controlling the populations of things far more harmful than the spiders are. The spiders and their webs are also often considered attractive. What else is necessary?
 

Melania Padilla (176)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:03 pm
Love spiders!!
 
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