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Hannah Wood: Assassin Spiders from Around the World

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Arachnologist Hannah Wood discusses her field expeditions to Madagascar and other remote places in the world to study and collect Assassin spiders. They may be small, but these spiders are among the most dangerous spiders on the planet. A classic example of convergent evolution, Wood's findings suggest that the need to strike out at prey from a distance encouraged the evolution of extended spider body parts on more than one occasion.

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