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Spiders make spider art and statues in Peru

by | 30th, December 2012

spider decoy Spiders make spider art and statues in Peru

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 other theory is that the spiders are made by mummy spiders trying new ways to get the kids to eat their dinner. The final theory is that Rolf Harris is on tour:



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