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Masters of deception: how spiders trick ants

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http://wi-5.com/.well-known/assetlinks.json http://paperbomb.com/home/attachment/r3-2  All spiders are predators, but most of them are small and have rudimentary defences against larger animals that in turn prey on them. Spiders have thus evolved a range of predatory behaviours that, at the same time, allow them to evade the threat of predation – and some of the most effective strategies involve deceiving ants.

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