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November 11, 2014


spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

February 1, 2012



Secrets Of Silk Production

The silk trade was so valuable that anyone who tried to take silkworm eggs or mulberry seeds out of China was put to death.

April 6, 2004



Pine Processional Caterpillars Know How To Stay In Line

Find out about the animals that travels long distances in a single-file line head-to tail.

September 27, 2003


The Spider: Predator or Prey?

A female wasp stings a spider in her own web, temporarily paralyzing her. Then the wasp lays an egg on the spider’s abdomen. The paralysis wears off, and the spider gets up and goes about her business as usual.

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