Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Orb-web spider (2 o 2)

Orb-web spider

Orb-web spiders crush their silk-wrapped prey, before bathing the tissues in digestive fluid and sucking up the partially digested nutrients. When it has finished feeding, only the indigestible parts of the prey remain.

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Photograph by Simon Pollard

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Araneomorphs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12716/orb-web-spider (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Pollard, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007