Anorak | Spiders make spider art and statues in Peru

Spiders make spider art and statues in Peru

by | 30th, December 2012

TO Peru, to meet the spider that forms  twigs and dead insects  into spiders:

Afterward, Torres returned to the trails near the research center. Only within a roughly 1-square-mile area near the floodplain did Torres find more spider-building spiders — about 25 of them. “They could be quite locally restricted,” he said. “But for all I know, there’s millions of them in the forest beyond.” The spiders’ webs were crafted around face-height, near the trail, and about the width of a stretched-out hand. Some of the decoys placed in the webs looked rather realistic. Others resembled something more like a cartoon octopus.

The  main  theory is that the spider-made spiders are decoys to attract predators. One other theory is that the spiders are statues to great spiders of the past, present and future. The

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