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Another Decoy-Building Spider Found [Pic+]

Hits: 5072 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: 5Cats
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drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6911 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:09:22 PM
How do we know he's not just building a friend? And gonna call him George.

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3920 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:41:45 AM
Self-aware spiders - great. I hate this. I hate it so much.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5772 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:19:25 AM

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


5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 28544 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:39:06 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.

Geogypsy
Female, 18-29, Canada
 2516 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:12:44 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!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 28544 Posts
Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:40:30 AM
Link: Another Decoy-Building Spider Found [Pic+] [Rate Link] - The second of it's kind. Last year in Peru and now in the Philippines.


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