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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Dance of the Bolas Spider

Here is our video on the feeding habits of the Bolas Spider. The bolas spider is a native of America, Africa, and Australia. It does not spin a web. Instead it creates a string with a sticky ball on the end of it called the bolas, to entice its prey. It swings this bolas around and captures the prey with it. They have oddly lumpy abdomens, (much like mine in the video), and are usually nocturnal hunters. However with filming restraints we had to make this a daytime shoot. Enjoy!