Spider eggs with anti-predator device

Spider eggs with anti-predator device

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spider eggs hanging on the end of a thread of silk to keep them out of the way of predators. The cone shaped structures on the thread make it even more difficult for predators to climb down to the eggs. An exit hole is visible because the spiderlings have left the nest. In the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: amazon, arachnid, biology, brood, clutch, defence, defensive, ecuador, eggs, hanging, invertebrate, jungle, neotropical, nest, predator, protected, protection, rainforest, silk, spider, thread, tropical, zoology

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