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some web is a trap, others it is a rope.
ie some the spider makes o it can walk on without getting stuck
Would all depend on the web, it's strenght, and what spiders.

To take up that example of the other poster, if (not suggesting this for real, before anyone goes there), a large huntsman were thrown into the web of an Orb Weaving Spider, I have a feeling that if that web is strong enough, that it may just tangle that hunstman somewhat, and if it did, I think the Orb WS would then eat it, just like anything else.
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Scorps seem to have either large claws and armour and weak venom, or finer claws and poor armour, and very stong venom.

Is there any exception to that - an example where one has evolved to have both?
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Found it!! it is commonly called the "assassin spider"
Have a look at this...

A Spider That Actively Hunts Other Spiders video from Answers.com Videos

YAY!!

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Scorps seem to have either large claws and armour and weak venom, or finer claws and poor armour, and very stong venom.

Is there any exception to that - an example where one has evolved to have both?
All scorps have a tuff exo.
Thin claws are fragile that's why the prey has to be killed as quickly as possible to avoid damage so usually, scorps with thin claws have a powerful venom.

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To the question of spiders on other species webs, did Attenborough not have a clip of a very small spider stealing prey from a much larger species orb web ? Sure I didn`t dream it.
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To the question of spiders on other species webs, did Attenborough not have a clip of a very small spider stealing prey from a much larger species orb web ? Sure I didn`t dream it.
Yes he did and I can't remember it excuse the pun but it's bugging me
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Yes he did and I can't remember it excuse the pun but it's bugging me
Argyrodes.

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Yeah that's the slag
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Found it!! it is commonly called the "assassin spider"
Have a look at this...

A Spider That Actively Hunts Other Spiders video from Answers.com Videos

YAY!!

-J

Interesting.

It appears to certainly suggest an exclusive diet of other spiders.

To the exclusion of all other food.

That must be quite distinct, most predatory inverts tend to eat more than one type of invert.

I had never heard of these before.

Thanks for looking it out.


They are tiny!



Assassin spiders, also known as the Spidsnuck, are a group of spiders of the families Archaeidae and Mecysmaucheniidae, which are extremely unusual in that they have "necks," which can be very long and slender or short and fat. Archaeids prey only upon other spiders, while mecysmaucheniids seem to be generalists. Assassin spiders were first known from 40 million year old amber fossils, which were found in Europe in the 1840s, and were not known to have living varieties until 1881, when the first living assassin spider was found in Madagascar. They are native to Australia and South Africa and Madagascar, with the sister family Mecysmaucheniidae occurring in Southern South America and New Zealand. They range in size from 8 mm to 2 mm.

Archaeidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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All scorps have a tuff exo.
Thin claws are fragile that's why the prey has to be killed as quickly as possible to avoid damage so usually, scorps with thin claws have a powerful venom.

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Some don't seem all that well armoured.
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