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Date: 01/23/14 08:40 AM

6 Responses to Another Decoy-Building Spider Found [Pic+]

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32795 posts
    January 23, 2014 at 8:40 am
    Link: Another Decoy-Building Spider Found - The second of it`s kind. Last year in Peru and now in the Philippines.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    January 23, 2014 at 9:12 am
    Wow, I`ve often admired spiders for their ingenuity but I had no idea that they possessed a high enough degree of self-awareness to create an image of themselves!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32795 posts
    January 23, 2014 at 9:39 am
    @Geogypsy: Yup! Amazing little critters, eh?

    There are many `mimic` species of all kinds, but I cannot recall a creature that builds a decoy.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    January 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Actually, dogs have been using decoys of themselves in an attempt to get out of taking baths for centuries now.

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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    January 23, 2014 at 10:41 am
    Self-aware spiders - great. I hate this. I hate it so much.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm
    How do we know he`s not just building a friend? And gonna call him George.

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