Spiders Are Catching and Eating Fish on Every Continent Except Antarctica

An adult male of the Ancylometes genus with with a delicious characiform near Samona Lodge, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, Ecuador. Ed Germain

Across all the fish-hunting spider species, the kill was similar: After pouncing from a stable position, they bite the fish and inject it with neurotoxins. After seconds, minutes, or sometimes hours, the fish dies and the spider drags it somewhere dry, and pumps it full of digestive enzymes. Once the fish’s innards are turned into mush, the spider typically eats everything but the bones. Fish soup, spider style. Yum.…MORE


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2 Responses to Spiders Are Catching and Eating Fish on Every Continent Except Antarctica

  1. sarasinart says:

    Gregg I liked that all but the picture of the spider, lol!


  2. Yep, me too, I’m gonna need an extra Oreo with my warm milk tonight to get that outta my head. Thanks for being there Nancy.


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