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Oldest Spider Web From Time of the Dinosaurs

  • 08-11-2009 7:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Dating from 140 million years ago (early Cretaceous period) in Sussex, England.
    According to paleobiologist Martin Brasier of Oxford University, the gooey droplets suggest that spiders were starting to spin webs that were better adapted for catching flying insects. “Interestingly, a huge radiation took place in flying insects and bark beetles about 140-130 million years ago,” Brasier wrote in an email to Wired.com. “So we may be seeing a co-evolution of spiders and insects here.”

    Full article here.

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    Now, to mount it on my wooden cane...


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