Isolation makes spiders aggressive

Isolation makes spiders aggressive

Agelena labyrinthica spiderlings are happier together. Photo courtesy of Raphael Jeanson

When spiders leave their family networks as they mature, it’s not because of their antisocial tendencies as previously speculated – rather, the adult’s subsequent isolation causes it to become intolerant of its former kin.

That’s according to new research with the solitary European labyrinth spider (Agelena labyrinthica), published in the journal PLOS Biology.


Published by Cosmos Magazine.

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