Arachnid love: Female wolf spiders use dragline silk to snag a mate

March 13, 2015 3:12 PM

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Arachnid love: Female wolf spiders use dragline silk to snag a mate

Sometimes a lady spider has to show off the goods. New research shows that female wolf spiders increase their dragline silk advertisements to get otherwise uninterested males’ attention.

“Previous studies have assumed that females passively produce [silk] and that males then exploit these cues to search for and locate the female,” Susquehanna University biology professor Matthew H. Persons of Susquehanna University told FoxNews.com. “We were interested to know what kinds of silk fem...

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