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Title: Small Spiders Have Big Brains
Description: That Spill Into Their Legs

dodoman1 - January 8, 2012 08:26 AM (GMT)

Revereche - January 8, 2012 08:43 AM (GMT)

xolta - January 8, 2012 06:11 PM (GMT)
I saw some thing on tv once that said jumping spiders are highly intelligent.

Chupacabra - January 8, 2012 07:46 PM (GMT)
I believe you're thinking of evarcha culicivora, the jumping spider which feeds off of human blood and invests a great deal of thinking power into hunting mosquitoes which have recently fed on human blood.

Jesus lizard - January 8, 2012 08:09 PM (GMT)
That's astounding!

BeetleBob - January 20, 2012 11:46 PM (GMT)
Just more proof that the tiniest creatures of our world have some of the most intricate and beautiful stuff behind them!

The Jaybird - January 21, 2012 03:30 AM (GMT)
Jumping spiders are visual hunters, so it would make sense that they need pretty big brains to process information. This makes them even cooler in my book, not that they needed to be, with the stealing of Ant food, the complex courtship and the scheming of certain species.

I just wish there was one that was the size of a tennis ball. I would so have one as a pet.

Rasec Wizzlbang - January 21, 2012 03:38 AM (GMT)
Visual Hunters tend to be some of the smartest animals.

Like these things.

Revereche - January 21, 2012 03:46 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (The Jaybird @ Jan 20 2012, 10:30 PM)
I just wish there was one that was the size of a tennis ball. I would so have one as a pet.
Not tennis ball-sized, granted . . .

ScutigeraColeoptrata - January 21, 2012 04:00 AM (GMT)
Very interesting. Still further proof that we have long underestimated arthropod intelligence.

It almost makes me think that the Hellstrom Chronicle might be right. Then again, arthropods don't need to take over the world; they already own it, and will most likely still own it long after our species is gone.

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