Exaggerated Weapons In New Zealand Spiders – Does Size Matter? 
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Leilani Walker is a behavioral ecology researcher at University of Auckland · School of Biological Sciences.

                       

Exaggerated Weapons In New Zealand Spiders – Does Size Matter? 

We have always been thrilled by animal weapons. From enormous antlers to fangs to crab claws, in their multitude of forms and shapes, we are only better pleased when we get to see these exaggerated weapons employed in the task for which they have evolved: competition between rivals, often for access to mates. But while weapons are used during such contests, it can be a little challenging to quantify exactly how these large weapons advantage their owners. Afterall, for most...

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