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spitting spider - source:  wiki commonsSPITTING SPIDER

This spider has a really interesting way of catching prey.  It has poison glands in its head and spitting glands in its abdomen.

When it is ready to catch the prey it pushes it’s front and back body segments together and spits a poisonous silk at the insect, or whatever it has chosen for dinner that night, in a zig-zaggy pattern, to stop the bug from struggling, and eats it!


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