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1 November 2015 How Micrathena duodecimspinosa (Araneae: Araneidae) uses the elasticity of her dragline to hide her egg sac
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A female Micrathena duodecimspinosa (O. P. Cambridge, 1890) used the elasticity of her long dragline to repeatedly jerk her newly constructed egg sac up and down as she lowered it into the leaf litter below. Jerking may reduce the chances that the sac will be entangled in vegetation before it reaches the leaf litter or help insert it deeper into the litter, where it is visually camouflaged.

The American Arachnological Society
William G. Eberhard "How Micrathena duodecimspinosa (Araneae: Araneidae) uses the elasticity of her dragline to hide her egg sac," The Journal of Arachnology 43(3), 417-418, (1 November 2015). https://doi.org/10.1636/0161-8202-43.3.417
Received: 8 October 2011; Published: 1 November 2015
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