Brazilian spiders share prey to keep the peace

06/24/2013 |

When space to build a web is at a premium for spiders known as Parawixia bistriata in southern Brazil, the spiders left without a web will eat prey caught in other webs. The spider that owns the web allows the intrusion and researchers writing in The American Naturalist magazine speculate that the spiders share because the host spider may be the webless spider the next night and won't risk a fight.

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