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Photo of the hunter spider eating Pygmy Possum goes viral

A hunter spider eats a pygmy possum in a ski lodge at Mount Field National Park in Tasmania. (Justine Latton / Justine Latton) "Roger, do not be alarmed." This was the warning Justine Latton's husband issued before instructing his friend to look over his head. The couple had just repaired a door in an old ski lodge in Mount Field …

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Couple watches in horror as massive huntsman spider eats a possum in their hotel room

A couple traveling across Tasmania in Australia witnessed a horrifying scene: a large huntsman spider eating what appears to be a pygmy possum. Justine Latton and her husband were staying in the room when they spotted the unsettling scene, The Sun reports. She shared pictures Her husband took the spider to Facebook, captioning the grisly images with, "Possum-eating spider! Taken …

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Watch as an ant rips a spider web to save a sibling science

By Jake Buehler Jun. 7, 2019, 12:25 PM Ants are known to endanger themselves for the well-being of their colony. Desert Ants ( Veromessor pergandei ) are particularly heroic. New research suggests that insects invade spider webs to rescue their captive nestmates. Sometimes they tear the silk to free it. The researchers first observed the fearless ants in 2015 in …

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Giant spider sutures proved extremely difficult to sequence, could lead to organic pest control and more – ScienceDaily

UMBC postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stellwagen and co-author Rebecca Renberg of the Army Research Lab have released the first complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue – a sticky, modified version of spider silk containing the spiders keeps booty in the net. The results appeared in Genes, Genomes, Genetics . The innovative method they used might pave …

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Spider uses Web as a slingshot to catch prey, scientists find: NPR

A triangle spider holds its net under tension. S.I. Han Hide Caption Switch caption S.I. Han A triangle spider holds its net under tension. S.I.. Han This high speed maneuver is a nightmare if you are a fly. There is a kind of spider that can slowly tension and then release its net, catapulting the net forward and capturing unsuspecting …

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Scientists hacked bacteria for the production of bullet-proof spider silk

Bacteria Farms Scientists have discovered how to genetically engineer bacteria to produce superstar spider silk. Pound by pound, spider silk is much stronger than steel, but agricultural spiders are incredibly inefficient a press release – finding a way to mass-produce the material could lead to super-solid fabrics and maybe even next generation space suits. Genetic Trickery Assemble enough spiders to …

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Bacteria can be made to produce the hardest kind of spider silk

Bacteria help to create technical silk that equals the strength and ductility of a stiff spider silk, the species on which the arachnids dangle. Pound for pound, train silk is stronger and tougher than steel. Engineers have spent decades trying to create a synthetic facial expression from genetically modified bacteria, yeast, and even goat's milk, but it always fell short. …

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Space Orbiter Discovers … Hairy Blue Spider & # 39; on the Mars

A feature on Mars that looks like a very hairy spider was probably caused by the convergence of hundreds or even thousands of tornadoes. Photo credit: ESA / Roscosmos / CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO David Bowie sang about his sci-fi personality Ziggy Stardust, who appeared with the Spiders from Mars, and now it turns out After all, Mars is …

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Redback spider eats poisonous snake in Australia, showing frightening images

Nature lover Robyn McLennan stumbled upon a frightening sight while photographing in a winery in Victoria, Australia last week: A highly venomous Redback spider picking up a deadly eastern brown snake – a highly venomous creature known for its aggression ] McLennan of Bright, Victoria, shot high-resolution photos of the fierce wildlife battle and posted them in a Facebook group …

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