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Natural History’s Spider Fantasy

The September 2003 edition of Natural History carried an article titled “Love and Death,” which dealt with a study by the evolutionary biologists Matthias W. Foellmer and Daphne J. Fairbaim. (“Spontaneous Male Death During Copulation in an Orb-veawing Spider”, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Suppl.) DOI 10. 108/rsbl.2003.0042, 2003) The researchers had observed that the males of …

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Discovery Channel’s Spider Dilenma

On March 14, 2003, the Discovery Channel broadcast a documentary called “World of Discovery: The Spider” in Turkey. The documentary gives examples of the hunting techniques employed by various species of spider and stresses what a superior substance spider thread is. It describes how spider thread is much stronger than steel, and mentions the technological and industrial fields in which …

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