Large cobwebs

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  1. takao21203

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  2. tracecom

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    That is interesting, disgusting, and frightening, all at the same time. Putting aside all but the interesting, here's a quote from the first article: "...it is unsurprising that local prey abundance frequently appears to be the basis for facultative aggregating behavior by otherwise non-social species...."

    The author was writing of spiders of course, but it makes me think of homo sapiens. I wonder what would happen if all the "prey abundance" went away?
     
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  3. takao21203

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    I wasnt aware they can entomb a whole facility like that.
    I found it when googling various terms together with the word spider.
     
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    When I need to just kick it and read stuff; you are a never ending supply of interesting stuff on spiders. Great for sipping a cup of coffee in the morning and get a good read.

    Couldn't agree more with "tracecom"

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  6. ronv

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    Must take a lot of bugs to feed that many spiders.
     
  7. wayneh

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    There's restaurant on a river I like. Outside they have a light pole over the water that attracts bugs in the summer. Since a lot of bugs end up in the water below, the water teems with fish enjoying the endless buffet. Remove the bugs and the spiders and the fish will look elsewhere.
     
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