One More Reason To Dislike Spiders

Monday Jun 5th, 2017


Their hearing! Spiders can’t “hear” exactly, but they can sense and respond to vibrations in the air over relatively long distances. Until recently, scientists believed they were only sensitive to sounds from a few inches away. However, the Sci-News website reports that researchers at Cornell University have found that jumping spiders (Phidippus audax) can pick up low-frequency sounds from up to 10 feet away. The spiders apparently sense vibrations through the hairs on... [read more]



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