Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First loading...
Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First
The unlucky creature is now a boon to scientists studying the evolution of arachnid behavior.
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How Scientists Taught a Spider to Jump on Demand
The spider, named Kim, is helping researchers understand the biomechanics needed to make jumping micro-robots.
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World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us
A trapdoor spider in Australia spent decades tending a small burrow—a life people can learn from, scientists say.
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See How Spiders Fly Around The World On Their Silk
By releasing a silky sail, the crawlers can “balloon” far distances—sometimes over entire oceans. See how they catch the wind.
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Why This Ancient Spider Had A Tail
The researchers say the tailed proto-spider could still scuttle across the forest floors in Myanmar today.
About Goliath Spider

The goliath birdeater tarantula of South America is arguably the biggest spider in the world. Watch as one hapless mouse wanders into a spider's deadly trap, and see the unusual adaptations that make the goliath one of nature's deadliest ambushers.

 

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