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Old 06-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default How Vampire Spiders Choose a Blood Meal

"Jumping spiders, also known as vampire spiders, have a very specific diet: female mosquitoes that have just fed on blood. A new study using "Franken-mosquitoes"— glued-together parts of different mosquitoes — finds that the spiders check for not only a blood-red belly but also for girly antennae while choosing where to pounce."
How Jumping Spiders Pick Their Prey | Vampire Spiders, Mosquitoes & Antennae | LiveScience
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