Golden orb weaver spiders: Architects of entrapment

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    In this episode of MicroFreaks we zoom in on golden orb spiders.

    With web-building superpowers and neurotoxic venom, these arachnids entomb and liquefy their prey.

    Watch as we take a microscopic look at the adaptions that have secured them a spot as one of the most ancient spider families on the planet.

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    Jennifer Alford
    University of Lethbridge , ABCanada

    Jillian Barnes
    University of Lethbridge, AB Canada

    Milan Madhavji
    University of Lethbridge, ABCanada

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