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A Spider allowing for the Force of Gravity

Nature volume 36, pages 366367 | Download Citation



THE manœuvres of the small hunting spider, so common on the West Coast of Africa, are always attractive, and my interest in them had been specially aroused by seeing a house-fly, which had previously narrowly escaped capture, swoop down on his mortal enemy and touch him on the back with his claws (as though twitting him on his failure), the spider apparently taking no notice whatever. On seeing, therefore, one of these spiders stalking a small moth on my wall in Cape Coast Castle, I devoted my attention to the operation.

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  1. 19 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, August 12.

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