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Spiders enjoy a side dish of pollen with the flies

Exeter - Some spiders are not the pure predators most biologists generally believe. A study has found that some make up a quarter of their diet by eating pollen.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Grapes infested with Black Widow Spiders found in some states

Black Widows have been discovered in grapes across the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

Studying spiders for silk technology

Scientists are studying spiders with the hope of developing super-sticky films and wafer-thin electronics and sensors for medical implants that are highly compatible with the human body.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Deadly spiders hatch in woman's banana

A woman in the United Kingdom was halfway done with a banana when she noticed some spots on the skin. It ended up being spiders.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Photo Essay: Summer buzz gives way to sticky insects Special

Coram - Fall is knocking on the door in NW Montana and winter will swiftly follow. In the final lazy days of summer, these insects are living out their final hours.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 4 comments

New treatment for spider bites

The venom of the brown recluse spider reacts differently in the body to most other spider bites. Researchers are of the view that the discovery could lead to new treatments for spider bites.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

House spider survey launched in the U.K.

As an example of 'citizen science', people in the U.K. are being asked to survey the numbers and types of house spiders they get in their homes using smartphone apps.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Hidden world of insects Special

There are countless different species of insects, some are bothersome to humans, some are of benefit to us, all are a critical component of biodiversity. Pollinators such as bees and wasps are indispensable to humans.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 8 comments

Video: It's 'Raining Spiders' in Brazil

A video has surfaced online that shows "raining spiders" falling on a town in Brazil. An observer captured the footage and posted it on YouTube.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments

Researchers unravel mysteries of spider silk

A group of researchers are enthusiastic over recent progress in discovering what makes spider silk so strong. Using a high-tech, but non-invasive, technique, scientists believe they are closer to uncovering the secrets behind the strength of spider silk.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments
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