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hello i am ant not spider, gibe larvae pls
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>>3784182
gay spider
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>>3784182
Why do spiders bother mimicking ants if the ants are blind?
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>>3784407

Very good question. Makes me think they aren't blind, or that they can see in a way we don't understand
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>>3784407
Aren't adbt alre aren't closer obl color blind.
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>>3784407
>>3784409
They touch everything with their 'feelers'.
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>>3784416
That's awesome
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>>3784410

Anon is either having a stroke or this was actually typed by a bunch of ants running over a keyboard.
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>>3784182
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3061141/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3827452/
>their mimicry provides some protection against ants, wasps and other jumping spiders
fascinating
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>>3784407
Ants are often noxious and acidic making them unpalatable.
Spiders that mimic ants benefit from appearing to be an unpalatable ant.

They can also mimic other things
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>imma scorpion now!
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>>3784429
happens to me sometimes too because the bumps are worn off my home row keys.
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>>3785843
that's cool as fuck wow
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>>3784182
This guy seems legit.
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>>3784182
Lockheed Martin”s Spider Ant MK3
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>>3786627
>Beetle mode activated
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For me, it’s the caterpillar spider
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>>3786750
He's adorable.
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>>3787998
Cute new spooder
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*munch*
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>>3785851
now these little guys are pretty cool.
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>>3784416
Ha nice
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>>3784182
>>3784407
I don't know the specifics about this species in particular but it could be a form of mullerian mimicry, where the spider (already somewhat dangerous on its own) imitates another dangerous species (ants) rather than it being aggressive mimicry (wolf in sheep's clothing)
>Predator eats ant/ gets too close to nest
>gets swarmed, bitten and sprayed with formic acid
>learns to avoid ants
>Predator sees spider-ant
>avoids it
I say mullerian and not batesian because I guess the spider could also be a threat but idk if its venomous
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>>3790193
Probably both
Bet some mimicking spiders look like ants so they can prey in larvae while other species minmic ants to benefit from their potential predators not wanting a foul acid-blasting ant
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Since this is currently this most applicable thread....

Just caught a new jumping friend by my bedroom window. Little spider is still skittish so I can't get much of a pic just yet.
Have it narrowed down to a Naphrys sp. But perhaps someone else knows better.
Rocky mountain region USA
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hello friends, I are very scary snake, please go away
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>>3785843
What is this spider called? I think I've seen it once
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>>3790574
Paraplectana duodecimmaculata apparently.
Unless you live in Java you probably seen a different spider. Could be the same genus tho
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>>3790545
Better pic
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>>3788064
If something was going to eat you alive ass first, would you prefer them looking cute or scary?
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>>3790591
Oh nope, I live in Vancouver BC. It was a really bright red or orange and I've only seen a spider like it once, it scurried away pretty fast so don't remember the exact details on it.
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>>3791518
You never really know.
Spiders are being introduced outside of their native range all the time, so it could have been.
New species of spider are also discovered all the time, so that's a possibility as well.
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>>3787998
here, have a better pic of it
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>>3784410
Are you ok



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