Friday, October 16, 2009

Vegetarian Spider. No, Srsly.

I kid you not. Way cool.


A tropical jumping spider that eats mostly plant buds has been identified, a new study says—making it the only known vegetarian out of some 40,000 spider species.

photo and story from National Geographic.

Vegetarians will be happy to quip this phenomena I have no doubt.


  "It is utterly surreal," he said, "to see a spider use such effective hunting strategies to hunt a plant."

I can hear the lettuce screaming from my garden as I type this.

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