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Explore: Spiders skydive to safety from Rainforest Canopies!

Explore: Spiders skydive to safety from Rainforest Canopies! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
When canopy-dwelling spiders are dropped from great heights, they don’t just fall. They skydive.
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Some of this research was done at our study site - the ACTSPeru canopy walkway!  Bonus:  NSTA Reports featured this research on the back cover of their November 2015 issue! 

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Amazing video reveals how an Amazonian spider uses its web as a SLINGSHOT ... - Daily Mail

Amazing video reveals how an Amazonian spider uses its web as a SLINGSHOT ... - Daily Mail | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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Amazing video reveals how an Amazonian spider uses its web as a SLINGSHOT ...
Daily Mail
The spiders could live throughout the Neotropics from Central America towards the southern parts of South America.
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AWESOMENESS ALERT:  Amazon spider creates a slingshot web! Sweet! 

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