Meet the Itsy-Bitsy Spider With a Bear Trap for a Mouth
You might not be tight with spiders, and I’m OK with that. But hear me out: I’ve got a group of spiders that may convert you. They’re positively tiny—between .008 inches and .4 inches long—with enormous jaws that snap shut like a bear trap in just half a millisecond. I said hear me out.
New research out today in Current Biology finally reveals the strike that was up until now too fast for scientists to see. Check out the video above to see the newly dubbed trap-jaw spider in action!
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