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Photo by Lena Grinsted; Group of Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, Kuppan, India
Photo by Lena Grinsted
Group of Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, Kuppan, India
Photo by Lena Grinsted; Chikunia bilde female with her clutch of spiderlings
Photo by Lena Grinsted
Chikunia bilde female with her clutch of spiderlings
Photo by Lena Grinsted; Chikunia bilde male
Photo by Lena Grinsted
Chikunia bilde male

News from studies on Bali spiders

Photo by Lena Grinsted; Chikunia nigra female feeding her young
Photo by Lena Grinsted
Chikunia nigra female feeding her young
Pisaura mirabilis male and female, Photo by Maria Albo
Pisaura mirabilis male and female
Photo by Maria Albo

News from behavioural studies on Pisaura mirabilis

2011. Paying for sex and ‘playing dead’ - the deceitful gift-giving spider.  www.eurekalert.org

2011. 8-Legged Sex Trick? Spiders Give Worthless Gifts, Play Dead.  www.liveScience.com

2011. Lying for sex, spider style
www.Smithsonian.com

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Pisaura mirabilis male and female mating, Photo by Maria Albo
Pisaura mirabilis male and female mating
Photo by Maria Albo

More news on the deceitful gift-giving spider - Pisaura mirabilis