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Scientists train spider to jump on demand

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Scientists have unlocked the secrets of how some predatory spiders catch their prey whilst hunting by successfully training one to jump different distances and heights for the first time.

The study, conducted by researchers at The University of Manchester, is the most advanced of its kind to date and first to use 3D CT scanning and high-speed, high-resolution cameras to record, monitor and analyse a spider's movement and behaviour.

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-scientists-spider-demand-secrets-animal.html

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third_eye

NOw let's see them do La Macarena ... or Mambo No 5

 

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khol

Spiders have always intrigued me. There abilities are amazing. We become use to them but when analyzed closely they are remarkable animals

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Orphalesion

Awwww so cute! I love spiders, I never squish them ^-^

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NicoletteS
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My friends tarantula would come running to it's name. Mine loved getting petted I think they are smarter  and can ne friendlier than they usually get credit for.

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pallidin

I...don't...like...spiders...Sorry.

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khol
4 hours ago, NicoletteS said:

My friends tarantula would come running to it's name.

Really? ..cool     Ive never heard of that before..   I certainly believe most animals are much more intelligent then people give them credit for

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pallidin

Yeah, I know that spiders can be enormously healthy for the environment, but I guess I just don't like creepy-crawly anything.

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khol

But from an evolutionary standpoint they are a unique and amazing creature

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Seti42

Spiders both fascinate and frighten me. They are creepy-beautiful. As long as they don't surprise me, or crawl on me, I'm cool with them. I'd love it if I could train a few to stay away from me, yet also patrol my apartment for insects.

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aylaadda

What command did they supposedly give that displayed obedience from Kim? Jumping spiders do whatever the he'll they want! it took

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aylaadda

It is amazing that they are studying these teddy bear spider babies but they didn't train it to jump on command, science don't click bait me. Kim wasn't the first spider they tried to get to pay attention to the platforms. And that's all she did. I play with and handle these spiders every time I see them a lot of times but not every time they will jump on your arm or finger if I stick it out in front of them. #scienceisaliarsometimes

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ChaosRose
On 5/8/2018 at 6:40 AM, third_eye said:

NOw let's see them do La Macarena ... or Mambo No 5

 

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third_eye
11 hours ago, ChaosRose said:

~ vid snip ~

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That's the best ... :D

 

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