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Elaborate silk structures built by spiders in the Peruvian Amazon

All right, what can possibly top the cool factor of a spider from the Peruvian Amazon that builds decoys in its likeness? Why, other spiders from the same hood building elaborate structures out of silk, that’s what. These structures comprise a central tower and a 6mm-wide circular fence, and appear to be spider nurseries of some kind. Impressive.

Via Wired

A structure, found on a tree, with a ruler held to measure scale. So far, the tiny structures average about a half-centimeter in diameter. Photo: Courtesy Lary Reeves
One of the structures, found on a bamboo stem. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED

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