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Nights in a rainforest are far from being a silent affair. The whole forest seems to come alive as the darkness sets in. While the day time performers of a musical symphony are the cicadas, the nights belong to the crickets. And if it is...

Patterns and designs are very much an integral part of things in nature. Even the most ornate of designs or patterns have a sense of reason for their existence. Be it a perfectly aligned 'V' pattern of the high flying birds or the elaborate embellishments of its nest by...

Jumping spiders are right up there as one of the top predators among arthropods. If at all a comparison of sorts is needed, I think it would be safe to say that they are the 'Tigers' in the world of arthropods. They don't build webs to...

The members of the 'Tetragnathidae' family of spiders are commonly known as the long jawed spiders. Called so because of their relatively longer mouth parts or more specifically called 'chelicerae', or the fangs. The other thing that distinguishes them is their first pair of legs...

Spiders are fascinating creatures to observe. Among all the arthropods, they, along with the praying mantises, seem to have an uncanny ability to, in a way, interact with their observer. When you look at them, they look straight back at you, as if trying to...

Sexual dimorphism is a concept where-in the males and the females of the same species show vast differences in terms of their size, color or behavior. One such unmistakable example of size based dimorphism is amongst a group of spiders known as the orb-weaver spiders....