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Spiders Making Incredible Decoys of Themselves

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December 20, 2012
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The itsy-bitsy spider ain't no dummy. Scientists are observing spiders in South America that make actual copies of themselves to fool prey. The predators eat the decoys instead of the real spiders.


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AP (June 7, 2012) — Biting spiders are causing panic in northeastern India. But health authorities say two people who died may have been killed by the treatment they received after being bitten, rather than the venom from the spiders.
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Fossilized Arthropod Has Spider-Like Brain

Fossilized Arthropod Has Spider-Like Brain

Newsy (Oct. 17, 2013) — A fossil more than 500 million years old of the best-preserved nervous system ever found shows spiders and scorpions had related ancestors.
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RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

AP (Oct. 23, 2013) — The Dean Academy, a secondary school in Gloucestershire, England was closed on Wednesday to deal with an infestation of venomous false widow spiders. The school says no one has been bitten by the creepy crawlies. (Oct. 23)
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Goliath Tarantula

Goliath Tarantula

National Geographic (Nov. 30, 2007) — In French Guiana, an intrepid researcher searches for a tarantula of epic proportions – the goliath. Growing to nearly a foot across, with fangs two inches long, these giant spiders are the largest in the world.
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