Weekly Dose of Woah #37 [August 14, 2019]

Gladiator Spider

Have you ever heard of a Gladiator Spider? Categorized under the genus Deinopis, gladiator spiders are a type of spider known as net-casting spiders

Where a normal spider will craft a web that passively captures insects, the gladiator spider actively uses their web as a sticky catching mit.

They use multi-strand silk that is extremely elastic to create a web that they carry around with them until shooting the web at their prey, entangling them enough for the Gladiator to have its meal.

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About Nicco Reggente, PhD 158 Articles
Nicco is the co-founder and CEO of WoahStork and Strain Genie-- two companies dedicated to bringing to life his passion of bringing personalized medicine to the cannabis industry. Nicco received his PhD from UCLA in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on machine learning applied to neuroimaging datasets. He previously received two B.As from NYU in Psychology and Philosophy.

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