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[SFVeg] Vegetarian Spider Found

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  • brian wesenberg
    perhaps a new mascot for the SFVS? ok, not a true vegetarian, it will eat ant larvae when the opportunity presents [like eating eggs?], but mostly eats the
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 15, 2009
      perhaps a new mascot for the SFVS? ok, not a true vegetarian, it will eat ant larvae when the opportunity presents [like eating eggs?], but mostly eats the nutrient-rich buds that grow on acacia plants.

      -brian

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091012-vegetarian-spider.html?source=email_inside_20091015

      "Surreal" Vegetarian Spider Found --
      October 12, 2009

      A new discovery has taken the bite out of spiders' status as meat-eaters.

      A tropical jumping spider that eats mostly plant buds has been
      identified, a new study says—making it the only known vegetarian out of
      some 40,000 spider species.
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