Watch a Spider Spin Its Intricate Web and Then Use It to Catch Prey

Here’s time lapse footage of a garden orb spider building out its web. It’s really interesting to see the process from the start when it seems like a few random strands are connected to each other and especially cool to see it at the end when it’s all completed and ready to catch its first prey. The whole web spinning…

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This Spider's Mate Breaks Her Genitals So She Can’t Have Sex Ever Again

Male animals can be greedy about paternity. They’ve evolved a ton of different strategies to help them monopolize a female’s eggs. Beating up rivals is a general favorite. Some species use long bouts of sex to keep females away from new mates. Still others stop up female genitals with gooey plugs or bits of broken…

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