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'Veggie' spider shuns meat diet

By T.K. Randall
October 13, 2009 · Comment icon 4 comments

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A remarkable type of spider has been found in Central America that feeds almost exclusively on plants, it is the first in out of 40,000 known species of spider that isn't mainly carnivorous.
A spider that dines almost exclusively on plants has been described by scientists. It is the first-known predominantly vegetarian spider; all of the other known 40,000 spider species are thought to be mainly carnivorous.


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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
I can see them with little signs, protesting in front of spiderwebs, chanting; "Free the flies! Free the flies!"
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cloudshill 15 years ago
looks in my salad......
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mistydawn 15 years ago
I can see them with little signs, protesting in front of spiderwebs, chanting; "Free the flies! Free the flies!" Laughing til it hurts!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Lady Amethyst 15 years ago
This is very new and interesting


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