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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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App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

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